National Waterbug Blitz – Mullum Mullum Creek

  • 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Venue to be confirmed
    Mullum Mullum Creek
    Donvale VIC 3111
    Australia

  • FREE - registrations essential
10/26/2018 10:00am 10/26/2018 3:00pm Australia/Melbourne National Waterbug Blitz – Mullum Mullum Creek Venue to be confirmed Mullum Mullum Creek Donvale 3111 VIC Melbourne Water [email protected]

Event Details

To celebrate National Water Week and under the theme of ‘Water for me, Water for all’, join Melbourne Water and Manningham City Council Waterwatch to uncover the little macroinvertebrate animals (or ‘waterbugs’) of Mullum Mullum Creek.

No experience required, training will be provided using techniques from the Melbourne Water Waterbug Census program. Please note this training is best suited to young adult and adult participants - it does involve identifying waterbugs in some detail.

Please view our YouTube video 'Waterbug Census citizen scientists' to see what is involved.

Data collected will also contribute to the National Waterbug Blitz! This is Australia’s first nationwide, citizen science, waterway monitoring event. Over the month of October Australians are encouraged to discover how healthy their local waterways and wetlands are, simply by exploring and identifying what waterbugs live in them. All data will contribute to national biodiversity records and contribute to a snapshot of waterway health around Australia.