Coral Expeditions - Guest Lecturer
AboutIan shares his extensive knowledge and deep understanding of indigenous culture as he travels aboard selected expeditions to the Kimberley. A zoologist, educator, conservationist and author, I an has worked with Aboriginal traditional owners since his early life as a secondary science teacher, followed by 10 years as a ranger training officer with the Australian federal government’s first indigenous joint - Kakadu National Park.
Today Ian continues his consultant work, promoting the magic of the bush as an Northern Territory based environmental consultant; working with schools, universities and nature documentary makers like the BBC Natural History Unit, National Geographic Society etc and continues his conservation work for federal and state governments as a consultant for many national parks across Australia.
Incredibly, Ian speaks Djambarrpuyngu, Warramirri and Gupapuyngu – all local indigenous languages. Ian says “I was fortunate enough when young to be taught by traditionally – born Arnhem Landers. Passing on what I learn is a privilege.”