DESERT SPEAKS

Program Details
Air Time: 
08/14/2013 - 1:30pm - 1:59pm
Program Title: 
OUTPOST OF THE OUTBACK
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://originals.azpm.org/thedesertspeaks/
PSIP Description: 
Alice Springs Desert Park is Australia's one of a kind conservation site and tourist mecca.
Long Description: 
Located near the center of the continent, Alice Springs, Australia, is around 1,000 miles from the closest city and has a population of 28,000 people. This city may be small, but it is home to Alice Springs Desert Park, a one of kind conservation site and tourist mecca that contains both the distinct flavor of Central Australia and the local desert habitats all in one easy to explore area. Host David Yetman surveys the park's Desert Rivers, Sand Country and Woodlands habitats, which are home to kangaroos, wallabies and bilbies as well as a large variety of rodents, birds and reptiles. Yetman attends the park's Nature Theatre where visitors can witness birds of prey demonstrate their natural behaviors. Also featured in this episode is a parade in Alice Springs and a look at some aboriginal cultural history.