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Platypus Education and Induction Session

February 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Would you like to learn more about one of Australia’s most iconic species?

Would you like to become a surveyor for Watergum’s PlatypusWatch and help to monitor wild platypus populations?

Come along and we will teach you everything you need to know about this unique species, then those who want to can enrol onto our PlatypusWatch survey program.

The topics we will cover are:

  • Platypus history
  • The unique biology of the platypus
  • Life cycle and breeding
  • Food and habitat
  • Threats to platypus
  • Watergum’s PlatypusWatch survey program.

Watergum’s PlatypusWatch is a citizen science program that has monitored platypus populations on the Gold Coast and in Logan for the past 12 years. Community volunteers help to collect vital data on platypus populations and habitat by going out into the environment to search for platypus, with all sightings and observations being reported to council and added to national databases.

Now more than ever, our local platypus need your help. With increased urbanisation and natural disasters, platypus populations are under threat. With your help we can monitor family groups and help ensure their survival for future generations.

For more information email [email protected] and visit the website: www.watergum.org

The workshop is delivered by Watergum as part of the City of Logan’s Environmental Events and Activities Program and citizen science initiatives.

Please make sure you are aware of the current Covid-19 restrictions.


February 22, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm


City of Logan – Environmental Events
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Logan West Library
69 Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains, QLD 4118
Browns Plains, 4118 AU
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