CCMA Events

CORANGAMITE WATERWATCH & ESTUARYWATCH

APRIL 2019

WATERBUG BLITZ
Refresh your knowledge of waterbugs! Be part of National Waterbug Blitz. Waterwatch
will give demonstrations on how to collect these important creatures and provide
information on how the abundance and diversity of waterbugs is used to assess the
condition of waterways.
www.waterbugblitz.org.au

Wednesday 10th April
Time: 10am-11.30am
Location: Ballarat, Fly fishing jetty, east side of Lake Wendouree (close to Macarthur St)
This session is suitable for Waterwatchers and anyone interested in learning more about the condition of our waterways.

Wednesday 10th April 
Time: 1pm-2pm
Location: Ballarat, Rotunda next to Pipers Restaurant, Lake Wendouree (opposite Ballarat
Botanic Gardens) Be a part of a family friendly school holiday “Waterbug Detective” activity.


WATERBUGS FOR SCHOOLS
Thursday 24th April
Time: 4pm-5.30pm
Location: Geelong, Balyang Sanctuary, Marnock Rd, Newtown
Waterwatch will give demonstrations on how to collect sort and identify waterbugs. You will
also be able to collect a waterbug kit to take back to your classroom.


CORANGAMITE WATERWATCH & ESTUARYWATCH

MAY 2019

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK
20th - 26th May
There will be activities in the week Mon 20th to Sun 26th May recognising the efforts of citizen scientists in our region. Details to follow.
www.volunteeringaustralia.org/nvw

SALTWATCH WEEK
20th - 26th May
Saltwatch is your opportunity to monitor the waterways in your local area. Hand held
testers to measure salinity in your dam, creek or river are available for loan and you can
record your data on the Saltwatch portal.

HOW TO BOOK:

All Waterwatch and EstuaryWatch events are free but an RSVP is required.
Contact Corangamite CMA on 03 5232 9100 if you are interested in attending an event.
For more information on any of these events, please contact:
Deirdre Murphy, Citizen Science Project Officer at deirdre.murphy@ccma.vic.gov.au

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