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.