Tag - catchments

28
Oct

VIDEO: Our beautiful water birds – take a closer look

The Gold Coast is blessed with a huge network of of waterways and lake systems of both fresh and salt water, and even better, many are teeming with wildlife. In this video Rochelle shares an up close and personal glimpse of a few of our native water birds that are living in the freshwater lake …

30
Sep

The Waterways Field Guide – Teaching Resource

The Waterways Field Guide Project was conducted during 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 …

30
Sep

Pimpama River Catchment Study Guide – South East QLD

Produced during 2013, the Pimpama River Catchment Study Guide rolls together information on catchment health, environmental processes, cultural significance, water quality, catchment health assessment and monitoring procedures in a ‘user-friendly’ format for teachers and students. It also provides lesson plans including a catchment tour for teachers and students and work booklets for students from years …

30
Sep

Waterway Health Assessments of Sandy Creek, Loders Creek and Oakey Creek – Gold Coast QLD

Undertaken as three separate projects between 2012 and 2013, a major objective was to provide a waterway health assessment of the current conditions for each catchment.  The condition assessment was implemented to provide baseline monitoring of the catchment under baseflow conditions in both spring and autumn and to provide a reference point in order to …

30
Sep

Seagrass Health and Abundance Study – South East QLD

The Seagrass Health and Abundance Study was undertaken by Natura Pacific in 2012 to develop a comprehensive Seagrass Monitoring Program for the catchments of the Gold Coast. This study utilised cost effective methods and provided an improved understanding of seagrass habitats in the Gold Coast local government area. The project also provided government and technical officers …

30
Sep

Coomera River Processes Study – Gold Coast QLD

Conducted in 2011, this river processes study involved implementing a rapid site assessment methodology to assess riparian and mangrove vegetation structure and condition of the Coomera River. Specific consideration was given to structural layers, presence of anthropogenic influence, weed incursion, habitat value and bank erosion. A series of detailed vegetation maps and classification descriptions were …

30
Sep

Nerang River Catchment Study Guide – Gold Coast QLD

Produced in 2011, the Nerang River Catchment Study Guide rolls together information on catchment health, environmental processes, cultural significance, water quality, catchment health assessment and monitoring procedures in a ‘user-friendly’ format for teachers and students. It also provides lesson plans including a catchment tour for teachers and students and work booklets for students from years 3 …

30
Sep

Coomera River Workshop, Drawing and Calendar Series – Gold Coast QLD

In 2011 Natura Pacific coordinated this environmental education program to increase awareness and understanding of catchment health and the importance of our day-to-day activities in our environment. The program was also designed to inspire students about the significance of their local environment. The program sought students to draw pictures of what their perception of their …

28
Sep

Gold Coast Waterwatch Program – City of Gold Coast QLD

Natura Pacific successfully coordinated the Gold Coast Waterwatch program from 2009 to 2016, teaching thousands of students from early childhood through to senior high school about the importance of our waterways and catchments. Natura Education’s efforts included lifting participation rates from an average of 1,700 students per annum to 3,096 in the first year to …

9
Sep

VIDEO: Habitat for the future – a visit to the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre nursery

Join Mark and Desiree as they show you the fantastic work that is being done at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre growing native seedlings to restore our waterway habitat. The Connecting Community for Waterways project is undertaken as a service to the community, and focuses on students and community collecting native seeds to provide as a …

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