K-6 Spring Water Bug Survey

(Week 1 & 2 Term 4 2017)

Bournda EEC can assist your students to conduct waterbug surveys at a waterway close to your school. Students collect the waterbugs, identify and count them and enter the results online. Equipment is provided. There is NO cost for this program.

Bournda EEC staff will be at your school prior to the departure time to meet with staff participating on the day.

Some suggestions for staff are:

  1. Have the students wear gumboots or old shoes at the waterway.
  2. Prior to the day, visit the new Waterwatch website to make yourself familiar.
  3. To make the exercise a valid collection of scientific data, it is important that the correct data sheet is used. Bournda EEC staff will supply this sheet. The survey is conducted at the same location as previously used by your school. If drought or other conditions make this impossible, it is important to choose a new sampling location as close as possible to the original location.

Bookings are now open. Please use the contact form on this page.

Waterbug Survey - Expression of Interest

Please select your preferred date from:

Week 1, Term 4 – Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th October

Week 2, Term 4 – Monday 16th-Friday 20th October

Celebrate Threatened Species Week

DURING WEEK 8, TERM 3 (Monday 4th September to Friday 8th September) Bournda EEC is offering schools the opportunity to participate in our Threatened Species Day activities. This year’s program will focus on the threatened and endangered shorebirds that nest along our local beaches.

This program is targeted at stage 1 and 2 students and aims to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of our local, threatened shorebirds.

Bournda EEC staff can visit your school to deliver a fun and interactive program that includes student role play activities, interesting displays, information and more; in total the activities last for about an hour.

Bournda EEC has also developed a local shorebird iBook. This support material is an excellent teaching resource that will be made available to local schools as part of the program.

There is no cost for this program. Complete the contact form below if you would like to participate.

Image of Powerful Owl courtesy of Dave Gallan

National Threatened Species Day is celebrated across the country to raise awareness of plants and animals at risk of extinction . Threatened Species Day is held each year on 7 September to commemorate the death of the last remaining Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine) at Hobart Zoo in 1936. It is a day when we turn the spotlight on native plants, animals and ecosystems that are under threat and reflect on how we can protect them into the future.

Threatened Species Week - Expression of Interest - Stage 1 and 2