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Turtles on the Move: Join a one-day research team

Posted in Research, Seeking by earthwatch on March 5th, 2012

Are Melbourne’s freshwater turtles at risk?
Join a one day research team and help answer this vital question!

Why are you needed? Very little is known about Melbourne’s fresh water turtles, and particularly the impact that this growing city is having on their health. As one of the top predators in the food chain, a healthy turtle population points to a healthy ecosystem, and globally, freshwater turtles are in decline.
What you will be dong With special waterproof clothing, you’ll wade through the city’s freshwater lakes and creeks to capture turtles, assess their health and review the condition of their habitat. Help scientists and governments answer this pivotal question: ‘how is urbanisation impacting the survival of Melbourne’s native turtles?
Details: This expedition is open to over 18’s only with total cost being $69 which covers lunch and transport from Melbourne University. All funds will also go back into this vital research.
How to Book: Call Earthwatch on 03 9682 6828 or email earth@earthwatch.org.au

Dates: Monday 19th, 21st or 23rd March 2012

Time: 7am-6pm

Web Links

Turtles on the Move

www.earthwatch.org

www.facebook.com/EarthwatchAustralia


Go Wading to Help Melbourne’s Freshwater Turtles

Posted in Events, Seeking by earthwatch on October 25th, 2011

17 November , 2011
8:30 amto5:00 pm
19 November , 2011
8:30 amto5:00 pm

Volunteer to protect Melbourne’s freshwater turtles – 17 & 19 Nov

Very little is known about Melbourne’s freshwater turtles and the impact that this growing city is having on their health. As one of the top predators in the food chain, a healthy turtle population points to a healthy ecosystem, and globally, freshwater turtles are in decline.

With special waterproof clothing, you’ll wade through the city’s freshwater lakes and creeks to capture turtles, assess their health and review the condition of their habitat.

Join a Turtles on the Move team
• Help scientists understand how urbanisation is affecting Melbourne’s turtles
• Discover the city’s hidden wetlands
• Do your bit for the environment

To join a one-day team for $69, call 03 9682 6828 or email earth@earthwatch.org.au or visit Earthwatch.org.au

Team info
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Saturday, 19 November 2011

Starts 8:30am and finishes 5pm.
Costs include lunch and transporttation to locations as well as pickup/.drop off to rendezvous location in Melbourne University

Location: each expedition visits two wetland sites in the greater Melbourne region
*Funds will go towards continuing this valuable research