News - Citizen Science

Colac locals learn how to be Pesticide Detectives

28 February 2020

Corangamite CMA welcomed community members from Colac and District to join Kavitha Chinathamby from RMIT to demonstrate how citizen scientists are sampling for pesticides in waterways. There was strong...

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Local volunteers help monitor platypus numbers

12 December 2019

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority has partnered with the Australian Platypus Conservancy to launch an innovative new program for citizen scientists to keep track of platypus numbers. ...

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Thompson Creek estuary community information day

29 August 2019

Over 50 members of the Breamlea community attended an open forum on Wednesday, 24 July to learn about natural estuary processes, citizen science and the collaborative role of agencies in estuary management. Darren...

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Estuary research on the Otway coast

26 July 2019

Scientists from the University of Melbourne and the Australian Rivers Institute are conducting research on artificial estuary openings in the Corangamite region. The estuaries found along the coastline...

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The Living Moorabool joins the Fluker Post project

20 December 2018

Jemma Harper, Project Officer Strategy & Planning, taking a photo on the new Fluker Post in the Moorabool River Reserve, Dog Rocks Road, Batesford. Friends of the Moorabool River can now be part...

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Water fun and learning in the swamp!

30 October 2018

National Water Week (21-27 Oct 2018) was celebrated in the field by our Lady Star of the Sea, St Francis Xavier Primary School students and the Corangamite CMA At Connewarre Wetland Centre,...

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A week of learning

26 September 2018

Hi there! My name is Dale, I’m studying a Diploma of Conservation and Land Management at the Gordon TAFE. This past week I’ve been undertaking work placement with Deirdre Murphy at the Corangamite...

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Waterwatch and environmental volunteerism, the perfect match!

23 May 2018

Waterwatch has been engaging with community volunteers since 1993. Looking after the environment is one of the many reasons why people become citizen scientists. Lets learn more about environmental volunteering...

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Mooroobull Yaluk Kuwin River Day

17 May 2018

Earlier this year the CCMA and Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation hosted a community fishing day "Mooroobull Yaluk Kuwin River Day" with the Wadawurrung community. The day was supported by FishCare...

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Bugs and beetles

3 May 2018

The Corangamite CMA together with entomologists Dr Paul Horne and Jessica Page from IPM Technologies Pty Ltd are developing a field guide to the invertebrates (bugs and beetles) found...

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