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PlatypusWatch Gold Coast – Education & Induction Session

July 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Watergum PlatypusWatch
PlatypusWatch Gold Coast – Education & Induction Session

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 13 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 sponsored by the City of Gold Coast.

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

Venue

Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre
833 Southport Nerang Road, Nerang, QLD 4211
Nerang, 4211 AU
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