Gullara McInnes Uses Drones to Preserve Indigenous History and Locate Non-Native Plants #drone #droneday
As a high school student Gullara McInnes started Mareeba State High School’s Drone Club and created a guide for other students, 3 Steps for Starting a Drone Education Club at Your School. Now, as a student at James Cook University, McInnes is utilizing her drone skills to enable local Elders to identify traditional sites! Gizmodo AU has more details:
This identification is not something that was able to be done as some of the Elders had either passed away or were physically unable to point out certain traditional sites. Instead of admitting defeat and potentially losing culturally significant sites, McInnes came up with a brilliant solution.
“There are big trees that surround the locations and restrict us from easily accessing them. That’s when I decided to use two drones, one to provide a bird’s-eye view and the other to get under the canopy, to enable our local Elders to identify the different sites, all using modern drone technology.”
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