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Waterbug Sampling – Nerang

April 27 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Waterbug Sampling

Join Watergum as we sample the Nerang River for Waterbugs during project DAM.

Award winning Queensland arts organisation, SWELL Sculpture, presents world renowned artists in an 11 day celebration of water, connection to culture and community. Through the presentation of land art, eco art experiences, artist talks, long table feast, edible garden tours, yoga, bushwalks and more. Featuring artists Marcus Tatton, Corrina Bonshek and Shannon Best showcasing major works, WATERLINES is set to impress all who visit. 26 April to 5 May 2024, Hinze Dam and surrounding Gold Coast Hinterland.

Find out what’s on here: https://www.swellsculpture.com.au/swell-sculpture-waterlines

During the survey you can learn how to assess the health of our waterways by foraging for waterbugs!

You may not have noticed before, but our rivers and creeks are home to hundreds of different species of waterbugs!

This activity is suitable for both children and adults, help us collect a sample and see which species we can find.

Some waterbugs are very sensitive to pollution and so through their presence or absence, we are able to determine whether a particular waterway is healthy or not.

The data collected is nationally recognised and is shared with our local councils to provide up to date information about the health of our waterways.

What to bring

*Gum boots/water shoes. No one will be permitted to enter the water without close-toe shoes due to safety concerns.

*Sun protection: Natural non-polluting sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat, long sleeves


*Lots of drinking water


Please make sure to register to get all the updates on locations and times! This program is suitable for all age levels.

Website: www.watergum.org

Email: [email protected]

This event is proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast, Catchment and Citizen Science Grants Program.


April 27
9:00 am - 11:00 am


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71 Teasdale Dr
71Teasdale Drive, Nerang, QLD 4211
Nerang, 4211 AU
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