Young members Tom Calvin and Will Goodwin have been selected by the IAF as Australian representatives to attend the Falconry and Raptor Conservation Festival in Abu Dhabi this coming December (2017).
The theme of the festival is 'encouraging and supporting our youth'. They will be involved in various programmes, workshops and will both get the opportunity to share their own experiences and to give an overview of the use of falconry techniques and raptor conservation here in Australia, and how they hope we can develop this cultural heritage here going forward.
The event will be in two parts, the first three days they will be out on desert camp where they will stay in bedouin tents and get the opportunity to fly falcons from camelback, as well as to take part in educational workshops and to share in the rich cultural heritage of falconry. The second half of the week will be at the national display centre near the city where they will tend the Australian national display stand where they will welcome visitors from around the World.
This will be a wonderful and exiting experience for them both as they will get to meet and spend time with other young falconers and raptor enthusiasts from over 80 countries around the World.
Well done to Tom and Will....take plenty of photographs, fly the flag with pride and enjoy yourselves!
Note: See Gallery for more pics from the Festival and click here to view the short video that we produced for the iaf website.
I'm delighted to announce that Gina and Renae are the first two 'students' to complete all the modules of our Apprentice Workbook after almost two years of study and learning, both guided by our Chairman Matt and myself (Michael).
The completed workbooks will be taken to the Festival and put on display with the rest of our items.
Well done both of you!
Our Apprentice Workbook has been remodelled. Click here to view and download the complete workbook