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National Science Week Events
On August 23, we joined forces with a number of amazing organisations to showcase marine citizen science as part of National Science Week. This activities are a collaborative endeavour through the Great Barrier Reef Citizen Science Alliance.
HERON ISLAND: REEFSearch was part of hands-on activities at Heron Island!
GOLD COAST: Main Beach (10-3pm): Care for Our Coast Community Science Day with Sea World and more than 10 other fabulous organisations engaging volunteers in monitoring, understanding and protecting our coasts and oceans! Free with Park entry. Talks, scavenger hunt, hands-on activities and prizes! FIND OUT MORE!
Great Barrier Reef Survey Season
Since March, our teams have been out and about surveying sites along the Great Barrier Reef. Volunteers will visit priority reef locations to collect annual monitoring data from Port Douglas to the Whitsundays. Some of these locations have more than a decade of Reef Check monitoring history, helping to document changes in reef health over time on both local, regional and global scales. Stay tuned for the release of the 2014 Season Summary Report!
Our teams returned to Middle Reef (between Townsville and Magnetic Island) for the first time since 2009! Teams have also been visiting key monitoring locations at Magnetic Island thanks to support from Townsville City Council and Townsville Airport through the Together Townsville program.
Volunteers returned to Blue Pearl Bay (Whitsundays), one of our longest monitoring locations, with great support from thanks to Explore Whitsundays- Sailing Adventures.
SEQ Survey Season
From September, our teams will be out and about surveying rocky reefs from Noosa to the Gold Coast. Stay tuned for details!