Waterbugs Survey 29th January 2022

Group of people stand beside river with nets to catch river bugs

Date

29th January 2022 at 9.00am - 11.00am

Location

Slacks Creek

Cost

Free


About this event

Calling all budding water investigators!

Come along to our Waterbugs Survey and learn how to be a clever water investigator.

You may not have noticed before, but our rivers and creeks are home to hundreds of different species of waterbugs! They are just waiting to be discovered and identified, using all sorts of special equipment.

Using your detective skills, you will be encouraged to identify the amazing creatures lurking under the surface. You will learn how to forage for waterbugs and to check out what else is hidden in our waterways and rivers.

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 waterbugs also happens to be a whole heap of fun!

Waterbugs play a vital role in the health of our waterways. They are an important food source for many creatures, including the platypus!

They also tell us how clean the water is as some waterbugs are very sensitive to pollution, so if they’re not present we know there’s a problem.

It is important that we monitor waterbug numbers and diversity to allow us to keep track of how healthy of waterways are.

This is a hands-on session that we know you will thoroughly enjoy.

Sign up today, spaces are limited!

This event is suitable for children 6 and over – parental/guardian supervision required.

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

For more information email watermonitoring@watergum.org and visit the website www.watergum.org.

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The workshop is delivered by Watergum as part of the City of Logan's Environmental Events and Activities Program and citizen science initiatives under the Albert River Vision.

Categories: Family friendly - Slacks Creek - Environmental


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