Water monitoring in our Estuaries
Sat, 30 April, 2016
The Entrance Community Centre, Training Room 1, Batley Ave, The Entrance
Morning tea will be provided
Come along to learn about how to monitor water quality and environmental health in our estuaries from our experienced trainer, Samantha Willis.
You will learn practical tests and then be supported to do your own monitoring activity at a local waterway near you. This will monitor any good or bad changes over time and help with management plans for the waterway.
Please wear sturdy shoes for the outdoor activity.
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Investigating Rock Platform Diversity
Sat, 7 May, 2016
Start at Bateau bay Community Centre
7 Sir Joseph Banks Dr, Bateau Bay
Followed by practical monitoring at Bateau Beach rock platform
Learn about the dynamics of a rock platform and how to collect data using transects and quadrats. Dr Jason Morton, Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences, will show you how to do this that will help us gather long term data that tells a story about change over time!
Please wear covered footwear and sun protection for outdoor activity, and be aware that these may get wet.
Survey the marine life in our local coastal waters
If you are a certified diver (with your own dive gear) - then this one is for you!
Sat, 14 May, 2016
Marine Discovery Centre (11 Terrigal Drive, Terrigal)
followed by diving at The Haven, Terrigal
Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Are you a diver who would like to learn to identify different fish and other marine animals, and how to monitor them in their environment?
Then come along and find out about underwater monitoring of marine biodiversity while diving at a local dive spot.
There will be some time on land listening to John Turnbull, marine scientist and President of Underwater Research Group NSW, followed by a training dive to put in place what you've just learnt. A secondary dive is optional, so bring along enough tanks for that. You will then be ready to conduct your own monitoring dives, which you will be supported through, then after that you will well-practiced in collecting at a regular dive site on your own.
Investigating marine debris in our environment
Sat, 21 May, 2016
Copacabana Beach Surf Club
Morning tea will be provided.
You will be trained in collection, sorting, auditing and recording methodology of marine debris on beaches and waterways.
You will then participate in a collection and audit activity at Copacabana Beach. Mandy Marechal of Take 3, a Clean Beach Initiative, will be showing you how to do the collection, recording information and how to upload it to the Australian Marine Debris Initiativ (AMDI) database. Your input contributes to a larger network of on-ground community and volunteers whose valuable data helps in planning solutions to litter issues.
Please wear appropriate sturdy shoes and sun protection for beach walking.
The Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre (CCMDC) is calling on anybody with a passion for the marine and coastal environments of the Central Coast to become a volunteer at the MDC.
Join a team that is enthusiastic about providing this unique facility to the community of the Central Coast. The MDC is a community initiative that has been up and running since January, 2010.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Marine Discovery Centre then please do both of the following: