CWCN General Meeting with Sheldon Navie on Emerging Woody Weeds - 25th September, 6:30am for 7:00pm
Join us for another interesting meeting at the CWCN Centre. We’ll commence the evening at 6:30pm with drinks and nibbles, for a 7:00pm start. - Guest speaker for the night will be Dr Sheldon Navie, on the topic “Emerging Woody Weeds of South-East Queensland”. - Sheldon studied at the University of Queensland throughout the 1990’s, where he majored in botany and completed his PhD on the biology of Parthenium Weed. He continued working at the University of Queensland until 2009, where he developed a series of interactive weed identification CD’s and DVD’s using the Lucidsoftware system. In recent years he has been employed as a consultant for Technigro and The IVM Group, where he has been working on a range of Integrated Vegetation Management and weed mapping projects. - As usual, our meeting will inform about past and future activities of CWCN and issues relevant to our work. It is also an opportunity to socialise and exchange information and ideas. Refreshments and finger food are provided. This meeting is open to everyone and everyone is welcome.
Waterbug Training Workshop - 6th October 2018
Join CWCN for an exciting workshop and learn all about water bugs, aquatic critters which can tell us a lot about the health of our waterways and ecosystems These tiny macroinvertebrates live in freshwater for all or some stages of their life cycle and they are sensitive at varying degrees to pollutants and other changes in our local creeks. This allows us to assess conditions by their presence or absence, their types and abundance. Aquatic water bugs are also an important food source for native fish, frogs, platypus, and birds.
Tutorial and field demonstrations will be run by experienced Senior Scientists for Ecology and Biodiversity Management at Hydrobiology Pty Ltd Justin Cujatar and Michelle Hobbs. For the field part please wear protective clothing and closed shoes.
We would also love to see you involved in the National Waterbug Blitz. It will take place across our catchments throughout October, and we are seeking helpers for the catching and identifying of our local water critters. The surveys will be carried out on several days (dates to be decided) and allow for different knowledge levels. We will be there to do it with you. Bring your smart devices. Apart from hardcopies we’ll use apps helping us with the identification. - For further information and registration form check out our flyer.
Spring Holiday Activities are coming up!
Fun and hands-on learning is guaranteed during our upcoming holidays. We'll be learning about habitat for our small feathered friends, about how nature helps the recycling process, and we'll become important citizen scientists by checking water quality and by catching and identifying water critters. - Registration is required. Please check out the flyer and book in early. Our activities are popular and fill up fast.
Book Club Program 2018