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From Plants to Road Safety

At the last meeting of EuroSCUG (Eurobodalla Computer Users Group) the guest speaker, Stewart Needham, spoke about the Botanic Explorer App, an innovative self-guided information system which, with Stewart as project leader, was recently developed at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens. Stewart explained that, using iPads, visitors can walk around at their own pace, scanning signs and browsing information to learn about plants, insects, birds, walking tracks and other features.

The main focus is on the native plants, including details on their natural range, where they can be found, tips for identification, when they flower, and the origin of their names. Currently there is information on over 100 plant species and their groupings, and more are continually being added,

At this stage visitors have to use the Gardens’ iPads at a cost of $5.00 per half day because internet access at the Gardens is unreliable. However, moves are underway to ensure that visitors will soon be able to download the free App and use their own devices. An Android version of the App is in the pipeline.

After his talk, Stewart provided a few iPads for members to explore the App.

Above: Stewart Needham demonstrates the Botanical Explorer App

Above: Amanda Annabel and Stewart Needham

Above: Stewart Needham and Janet Jones discuss the App

Above: Deidre Herbertson and Shirley Holmes

Above: Winnie Passfield displays her Digital Discovery Course Certificate At EuroSCUG’s next meeting, at 10am on Wednesday 5th September, at Moruya Golf Club, guest speaker Tracey McClintock, Road User Safety Project Officer for Roads & Maritime Services, will speak about safer driving habits, particularly for seniors. The talk will cover developing safer driving habits, misunderstood road rules, and licensing rules for older drivers,

After morning tea, small groups will cover various topics, including MyHealth Records, Cloud Storage, Apps and Techniques for Phones and Tablets, and Genealogy.

A Help Desk will be available to provide assistance with hardware or software problems.

EuroSCUG is a group of seniors sharing computer experiences and friendship. Members meet at 10am on the first Wednesday of the month at Moruya Golf Club, and local area groups meet regularly in towns along the Eurobodalla. Monthly tablet groups (iPad and Android) are also held.

For more information visit our website at, or phone 0431 809 073

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