Janet Westbrook to present program on Australia

World traveler Janet Westbrook will present a program on the Kimberley region of Australia at the Kerncrest Audubon Society’s meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in the Maturango Museum.

Westbrook has visited all 50 United States, all Canadian Provinces, all seven continents and 115 countries. She said that one of the most intriguing places she has visited is the Kimberly region, which stretches from Darwin to Broome.

“Australia is unique and large, and this northwest corner has some unique features which may be explored on rough four-by-four roads, or by zodiac into various river channels.”

Westbrook came to Ridgecrest in 1966 and taught science at both Burroughs High School and Cerro Coso Community College.

She went to the University of California San Bernardino, UC Berkeley and Chapman College and has degrees in field biology and zoology, an MA and a lifetime California teaching credential. She has worked with the Maturango Museum since 1966, and with the China Lake Mountain Rescue Group since 1967, among other groups and activities.

The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.

Story First Published: 2018-05-11