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March 2021

Water Quality – Coomera

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Coomera, coomera, Coomera, QLD 4209
Coomera, 4209 AU
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Water Quality SurveyLearn how to assess the health of our waterways through water quality sampling!Help the team collect readings using our state of the art equipment. The Water Quality program collects monthly readings at select locations in order to assess the changing quality of our waterways throughout the year. We also rely on our volunteers to record observational details that could have an effect on the water quality reading such as current and recent weather conditions, visible rubbish and pollution,…

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Gecko Talks: The Iconic Platypus

March 24 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin, QLD 4223
Currumbin, 4223 AU
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The Iconic Platypus -Emily Vincent from Watergum speaks at Gecko Talks on 24th MarchThe iconic platypus will be the topic of the next Gecko Talks, held as usual at Currumbin RSL. “The platypus is one of the most unique species in the world,” says Emily Vincent of environmental organisation Watergum, who will be Gecko’s guest speaker. The egg-laying mammal is endemic to the east coast of Australia, including Tasmania, populating our freshwater creeks and waterways. The platypus looks like a…

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Seagrass Survey – South Stradbroke Island Site 1

March 27 @ 11:45 am - 3:45 pm
South Stradbroke Island, South Stradbroke Island, gold coast, QLD 4216
gold coast, 4216 AU
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Seagrass Survey - South Stradbroke IslandSeagrass is an important ecosystem engineer providing food and habitat for a diverse array of marine organisms, including turtles, dugongs and seahorses. Globally, seagrass is disappearing at an alarming rate and it is vital that we monitor its condition here on the Gold Coast. Watergum Seagrass is an established citizen science program in partnership with the City of Gold Coast, following globally standardised Seagrass-Watch scientific monitoring techniques. Have fun, meet new people and improve your…

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Seagrass Survey – Loders Creek

March 28 @ 1:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Loders Creek, Loders Creek, Gold Coast, QLD 4215
Gold Coast, 4215 AU
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Seagrass Survey – Loders CreekSeagrass is an important ecosystem engineer providing food and habitat for a diverse array of marine organisms, including turtles, dugongs and seahorses. Globally, seagrass is disappearing at an alarming rate and it is vital that we monitor its condition here on the Gold Coast. Watergum Seagrass is an established citizen science program in partnership with the City of Gold Coast, following globally standardised Seagrass-Watch scientific monitoring techniques. Have fun, meet new people and improve your science…

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Cane Toad Challenge Enrolment Gold Coast

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
KDV Sport, 221 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara, QLD 4211
Carrara, 4211 AU
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Cane Toad Challenge presentationImpact cane toads through tadpole trapping and toad-busting!This short session will teach you everything you need to know about cane toads, tadpole trapping and more.Please arrive at 6.30pm to sign in and order your dinner which you can sit and eat while we conduct the presentation which will begin promptly at 7pm.Traps will be available to purchase for $30 at the end of the presentation, and you will be supplied with lures for free!Location: KDV Sport 221…

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April 2021

PlatypusWatch Survey – Albert River

April 10 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Albert River, Albert River, Logan, QLD 4207
Logan, 4207 AU
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Platypus survey PlatypusWatch - To register, please email platypus@watergum.org Join us bright and early on a platypus survey and help collect vital data concerning platypus populations. We'll warm you up with a nice breakfast afterwards. As a community, let’s work together to save one of the world’s most unique animals! In order to join us as a surveyor you must have completed the mandatory PlatypusWatch induction. If you have not yet completed it, please check our upcoming events and register…

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PlatypusWatch Survey – Currumbin Creek

April 11 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Currumbin Creek, Currumbin Creek, Currumbin, QLD
Currumbin, AU
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Platypus surveyPlatypusWatch - To register, please email platypus@watergum.orgJoin us bright and early on a platypus survey and help collect vital data concerning platypus populations. We'll warm you up with a nice breakfast afterwards. As a community, let’s work together to save one of the world’s most unique animals!In order to join us as a surveyor you must have completed the mandatory PlatypusWatch induction. If you have not yet completed it, please check our upcoming events and register for an induction.…

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PlatypusWatch Survey – Mudgeeraba Creek

April 17 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Mudgeeraba Creek, Mudgeeraba Creek, Mudgeeraba, QLD
Mudgeeraba, AU
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Platypus surveyPlatypusWatch - To register, please email platypus@watergum.orgJoin us bright and early on a platypus survey and help collect vital data concerning platypus populations. We'll warm you up with a nice breakfast afterwards. As a community, let’s work together to save one of the world’s most unique animals!In order to join us as a surveyor you must have completed the mandatory PlatypusWatch induction. If you have not yet completed it, please check our upcoming events and register for an induction.…

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Waterbugs – Coomera

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Rivermill Terrace, Rivermill Terrace, Maudsland, QLD 4210
Maudsland, 4210 AU
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Waterbugs – CoomeraLearn 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! Some of these 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…

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Waterbugs– Cedar Creek

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Chardon Bridge Road, Chardon Bridge Road, Cedar Creek, QLD 4207
Cedar Creek, 4207 AU
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Waterbugs– Cedar CreekYou may not have noticed before, but our rivers and creeks are home to hundreds of different species of waterbugs! Some of these 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. Collecting and identifying these…

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