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Waterbug sampling training day - Lerderderg river

  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Mackenzies Flat Picnic Area
    Lerderderg Gorge road
    Darley 3340

10/29/2022 1:00pm 10/29/2022 5:00pm Australia/Melbourne Waterbug sampling training day - Lerderderg river Mackenzies Flat Picnic Area Lerderderg Gorge road Darley 3340 Melbourne Water [email protected]

Event details

Join Melbourne Water and freshwater ecologist, John Gooderham for a citizen science survey of macroinvertebrates at Lerderderg River.

About this event

Two waterbugs on a log

Macroinvertebrates (or waterbugs) are very important for the health of the waterway as they are a key part of the food chain and can tell us about the health of the ecosystem.

  • You will learn how to collect and identifying live macroinvertebrates using the Agreed Level Taxonomy (ALT) process.
  • Data collected will contribute to Melbourne Water's citizen science waterbug monitoring program and biodiversity records.
  • Children are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult.
  • Please wear enclosed flat-soled shoes, long pants and clothing appropriate to the weather.
  • BYO lunch and water.