Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Built around natural flora and fauna, ECU’s Joondalup Campus is surrounded by a diverse natural environment.
ECU’s Green Officers are encouraging people to explore the natural treasures at the Joondalup Campus with a new walking trail app for smart phones and Android-compatible devices.
The app provides GPS data, photographs of the flora, fauna and landscapes as well as audio commentary and web links, with 18 points of interest throughout the 1.9km route.
Green Officers Caroline Bishop, Wendy Morris, Brian Trump and project coordinator Belinda O’Brien developed the app to showcase ECU’s diverse environment and encourage the local community to explore it.
“The trail is 1.9km long, providing information on ECU’s biodiversity and sustainability initiatives,” Computing, Health and Science Faculty Officer Caroline Bishop said.
“We would really like to encourage the ECU and local community to come and see what the Campus has to offer.”
The trail highlights areas such as the ECU lake, plant specimens and the extensive sculpture and art work on Campus, as well as Edith Cowan’s own home.The app can be downloaded from the Everytrails website and is free for smart phone and Android-compatible devices.