WHAT: SYDNEY BASIN KOALA NETWORK CITIZEN SCIENCE TRAINING DAY
WHEN: 12th August 2023 10 am - 4 pm
WHERE: 1st Grove Vale Scout Hall, Kurrajong
COST: $25 or free for Hawkesbury locals with the code “KOALACHAMPION”
Whether you live in the Hawkesbury or elsewhere, we welcome you to a day surrounded by lush koala habitat, learning about koala ecology and how to record information about koala sightings, scats and habitat.
A key part of the SBKN project is to record robust data on koala populations, their habitat and its connections, which will be used to develop stronger conservation efforts. And you can get involved in our Citizen Science Project.
Whether you are a regular koala spotter or have never seen a wild koala before, this training day is a chance to learn from experts and develop the skills to become a Koala Citizen Scientist.
- About koala ecology
- To identify koalas and key traits (sex, health status etc),
- To identify koala scats and their age
- To identify koala food tree species
- Where, when and how to report your data so it can be used to help protect koalas
After a morning presentation and learning session with our koala ecology experts, you’ll have a chance to practise the skills you have gained in the afternoon out in the bush. We will provide morning tea, please bring a reusable mug for tea and coffee and please bring a packed lunch.
WHAT TO BRING
- Packed Lunch
- Reusable coffee cup and water bottle
- Mobile phone (we will be using an app to record data)
- Sturdy enclosed shoes
- Binoculars (not necessary, but great if you have them)
We look forward to see you on the 12th August!
For more information contact [email protected]
Please note event registration will end 24 hours before the event starts so we have time to prepare. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.