If you want to learn more about platypus then this is the course for you! You can complete it at your leisure, just for fun and gain an understanding of one of Australia’s most iconic species.
This course is also the online version of our mandatory induction for our twice annual platypus surveys! If you want to join our PlatypusWatch citizen science program and volunteer on one of our surveys, it is required that you first pass this induction and send a screenshot of your quiz results to firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck and enjoy!
Watergum PlatypusWatch Online Induction
This course will tell you everything you need to know about the elusive platypus. You can take the course just for fun, but it is also an online enrolment to qualify as a volunteer on Watergum's platypus surveys! If you want to become a PlatypusWatch survey volunteer, please complete each section in the course. Be sure to tick the 'completed' box each time so that you see a blue tick in each section. Then test your knowledge with the quiz at the end. Please take a screenshot of your results and email us at [email protected] to join the program. Good luck!
- Part 1 – A Crash Course in Platypus
- Platypus Anatomy
- Platypus Life-cycle and Breeding
- Platypus Diet and Feeding
- Platypus Habitat
- Platypus Under Threat
- Part 2 – PlatypusWatch
- Why we monitor platypus populations
- Where we monitor platypus populations
- How we survey platypus
- How to identify a platypus
- Have you seen a platypus?
- Part 3 – The survey
- On the Day! Everything you need to know
- Last minute checklist
- Platypus Quiz