The United Nations observes each 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, noting that science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of internationally agreed development goals.
This year the CSIRO Staff Association is hosting a special online event with two young women who have combined science and traditional knowledge to great effect.
Gullara is a university student studying a bachelor of science-law dual degree and uses drone technology to map her mother’s traditional land.
Jillahkull is a high-school student that aids her sister in her endeavours and is currently working with CQU to determine the medicinal effects of bush tucker.
The sisters are from Mareeba, the Koko-Muluridji people, and both strive to protect the land using science. Their current project is to map Saltwater Crocodiles in freshwater rivers and dams.
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