Cape Otway Conservationist Returns to College

Senior School students were fortunate to have Old Collegian Shayne Neal (OGC 1997) at this week's Senior School Assembly to talk about the work that he and his wife Lizzie Corke (OGC 1997) are undertaking at their Cape Otway Conservation Ecology Centre.

Shayne was introduced to the crowd by McArthur House Captains, Simone Brown and Hugh Mitchell. School Prefects Molly McLaughlin and Cary Foley then asked Shayne some questions about the work that he and Lizzie are doing at CEC.

Now with a full-time staff of eight, including research scientists and ecologists, Lizzie and Shayne are leading numerous research programs in the Otways region, to gain a better understanding of the importance of the local flora and fauna. Their work also includes projects such as the search for the spotted tiger quoll, known to be in the Otways, but very elusive to human sight.

This year, McArthur House will be raising funds to support the valuable work of the CEC. A major BBQ fundraiser will be held on Senior School House Athletics day on Tuesday 19 September, with proceeds going towards the CEC.

Phil Taylor
Head of McArthur House

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