City of Gold Coast

Waterways Field Guide

The Waterways Field Guide Project was conducted from 2015 to 2016 and was a joint initiative between Natura Education, City of Gold Coast and Gold Coast Waterwatch. This project produced four practical, informative and colourful field guides for students and community groups to use while exploring our waterways. This project brought together well-researched information on all aspects of the waterways of south-east Queensland and right along Australia’s east coast, including Water Bugs, Water Habitats, Riparian Vegetation and Water-dependent Life Cycles. This is the first set of field guides of its kind to help students navigate their way through the complex riparian environment while learning the significant role these areas play in the health of our environment as a whole. The quality of this new educational resource was also recognised through the project’s nomination as a finalist in the 2016 Healthy Waterways Awards.