Events calendar

The EstuaryWatch and Waterwatch programs host community events throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events to see what’s on near you.

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Events in November 2019

Waterbug Workshop at Yea Wetlands Water Discovery Centre, Yea Wetlands, VIC

Wednesday 6th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Waterwatch Events

Goulburn Broken Waterwatch are hosting an introductory workshop on identifying and sampling waterbugs!  The workshop is held by John Gooderham of Waterbug Blitz and is perfect for both beginners or people wanting to refresh their skills on sampling techniques and identifying bugs using The Waterbug App.

RSVP is essential as there are limited spots available.

On the day please bring along the following -  A folding chair Water and snacks (Lunch is provided but please bring along any other food you would like and all drinks) – please let me know any dietary requirements when you RSVP Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, Gumboot or waders Your smart phone with the free “The Waterbug App” downloaded and signed in.  

Please RSVP by 31st October 2019 to kirstenr@gbcma.vic.gov.au

Contact: Goulburn Broken Waterwatch | Phone: 03 5797 4410


Discovering the Frogs of Edwardes Lake, Reservoir. Reservoir Scout Hall, Leamington Street Reservoir

Wednesday 6th
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Waterwatch Events

Join Merri Creek Management Committee & Waterwatch for a night of frog discovery. Learn to recognise different frog calls and help collect important data for the frog census including using the Frog Census app.  There will be a presentation and a walk around the wetlands and Edgars Creek. Families are most welcome. The event involves walking, at times in the rain, so please bring weather appropriate clothing for the event. (Frogs love rain so don’t be put off by a rainy evening, this event will still go ahead.)

Bookings essential: https://www.mcmc.org.au/29-front-page/front-page-blurb/836-discovering-the-frogs-of-edwardes-lake-reservoir

This event is proudly supported by the City of Darebin.


Waterbug Blitz Workshop Mullinmur Wetland, Wangaratta, VIC

Thursday 7th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Waterwatch Events

 

The community are welcome to participate in a Waterbug Blitz workshop at Wangaratta to learn all about waterbugs - how to collect, identify and  record a sample for the National Waterbug Blitz.

For more details and bookings please contact  Vanessa Thompson at Rural City of Wangaratta, email: v.thompson@wangaratta.vic.gov.au  

 

Contact: Rural City of Wangaratta 


Waterbug Blitz workshop Centenary Park (park off Mountbatten Rd) at Bright

Friday 8th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Waterwatch Events

The National Waterbug Blitz invites citizen scientists to work with scientists and look at water quality & river health on a local and national scale!

A Training Session is being offered in Bright for volunteers and professionals alike to learn how to collect & identify waterbugs and use the Waterbug App. Then you’ll have all the skills you need to do your own Waterbug Blitz at your local creek or river.

On the day, please bring:

- A folding chair

- Lunch & water/drinks for the day for yourself (snacks provided)

- Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent – you will be working outdoors!!!

- Gumboots or waders

- Your smart phone with The Waterbug App downloaded & signed in – free on Google Play or iTunes App Store

RSVP to: Kathie Le Busque, Waterwatch Coordinator, on
0408 443 261 or Kathie@petaurus.net.au by Friday 1st November.

Limited places available, so get in quick!

Contact: Petaurus Education Group | Phone: 0408 443 261


The Lower Yarra Frog Census Willsmere Park, 27 Willow Grove, Kew East

Friday 8th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Waterwatch Events

 

 

Meet some of our local frogs up close at our Lower Yarra Frog Census night, held in collaboration with Melbourne Water.

Frogs play an important role in the waterway ecosystem and are easily affected by changes to their environment. By participating in the Melbourne Water community frog monitoring program you can help us monitor and manage our frog populations.

Come down and learn what you, your family and the wider community can do to help frogs survive. There will be an animal show, kids activities and a guided monitoring walk around the billabong with a frog expert from Melbourne Water.

RSVP (essential): https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/frogging-night-willsmere-billabong  

Brought to you in partnership with Boroondara Council


Waterwatch stall at the City of Moreland Fawkner Festa CB Smith Reserve, Jukes Rd, Fawkner,

Sunday 10th
11:00am - 3:00pm
Waterwatch Events

A fun family event with many activities for children and adults alike. Waterwatch will offer waterbug discovery, frog census and crafty activities for kids


WATER QUALITY TRAINING WORKSHOP Darebin Parklands Environment Centre, Separation St, Alphington.

Friday 15th
10:00am - 3:30pm
Waterwatch Events

Do you love taking a stroll down the Merri, Edgars or Darebin Creeks? Why not give back to our creeks and help monitor the health of waterways in some of Melbourne’s northern waterways?

Merri Creek Management Committee Waterwatch are hosting a FREE training session for new Waterwatch volunteers.   By becoming a Waterwatch volunteer you’ll learn how to collect data on water quality, carry out habitat assessments and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates (water bugs). Long-term data from this  program assists with monitoring waterway health. 

Join Waterwatch and help monitor the water quality of local waterways.

To Register: https://www.mcmc.org.au

Contact: Julia Cirillo | Phone: 03 9380 8199


COME AND TRY ESTUARYWATCH Anglesea

Wednesday 20th
9:00am - 11:00am
EstuaryWatch Events,EstuaryWatch Events

Be an EstuaryWatcher for the day and appreciate the natural values of Anglesea estuary.
Make measurement of water quality from the surface to bottom of the estuary while learning how this complex system is managed.
This activity is suitable for new monitors.

All Waterwatch and EstuaryWatch events are free but an RSVP is required.

Contact Corangamite CMA  on 03 5232 9100

Contact: Corangamite CMA | Phone: 03 5232 9100


Community Litter Action on the Merri - Source Reduction Planshop  Gleeson Centre, Darebin Parklands, end of Separation St, Alphington

Sunday 24th
10:00am - 2:00pm
Waterwatch Events

Come along to this workshop that will present an investigative report on the types and amounts of litter that have been removed from the creek in the past 2 years, potential sources and your actions that will reduce the amounts of litter ending up in the Merri Creek. Council staff will present information on GPTs, plastic waste and lots more!

 Lunch is provided, please provide dietary requirements when registering (click on event)

This event is proudly supported by the Cities of Darebin, Moreland and the State Government of Victoria

 

Contact: Merri Creek Management Committee


SPRINGFEST Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

Sunday 24th
10:00am - 4:00pm
Waterwatch Events

Ballarat is celebrating spring. Come along to Lake Wendouree (in the sustainability precinct) and join in our lakeside activities.

Contact: Corangamite CMA | Phone: 03 5232 9100


National Waterbug Blitz on Plenty River Carome Homestead 10 Hathfelde Blvd Mernda, Melway 183K1

Saturday 30th
11:00am - 2:00pm
Waterwatch Events

Get a close up look at the fascinating waterbugs that call the Plenty River home at this family friendly event.
Learn about the importance of these animals to the health of the river and how urban development is affecting them.
The day will be divided into two parts (as below), feel free to attend one or both. 

Registration is necessary: https://www.mcmc.org.au

 

Contact: Merri Creek Management Committee