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National Waterbug Blitz: Our Waterways Under the Magnifying Glass

18 September 2018 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm


The National Waterbug Blitz is Australia’s first nationwide, citizen science, waterway monitoring event. In spring Australians are being encouraged to discover how healthy their local waterways and wetlands are, simply by exploring and identifying what waterbugs live in them. Waterbugs (or freshwater macroinvertebrates) are small invertebrates that live in freshwater. Each type of waterbug has a certain sensitivity to pollution or water quality changes in their waterway. So the type and number of bugs found in a waterway, can tell you how healthy it is.

Community members are invited to hear from Deirdre Murphy, Regional Citizen Science Project Officer at the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority on how tjoin the National Waterbug Blitz.

Deirdre will share three ways participants can participate in the survey, share resources available and link you to local activities. For more information visit


Ballarat Tech School
Building K, 136 Albert Street
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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03 5327 8080
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Suitable for:
Primary students, Secondary students, Adults
Environment and nature
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