Turtles on the Move!
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Address: Melbourne , Flinders street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 8102 7590
Just to give you a background into who Earthwatch are and what we do. We are an environmental not for profit that work alongside todays leading scientists to help them in their scientific research that is aimed at conservation, in a whole range of ecosystems, wildlife, oceans and even cultural.
We help the scientists by not only providing funds for their research but also finding people, like you, to get involved to help with the field work to have their job done quicker while also helping to educate the wider public on current issues. You don't need any skills or training as everything you need to know you will be taught on the day.
On Turtles on the Move you will spend the day exploring wetlands and lakes in and around Melbourne to help determine the population status of our local freshwater turtles. Very little is actually known about Melbourne's freshwater turtles, and particularly the impact that the growing city is having on their health. This is where you come in!
With special waterproof clothing, you will wade through the city's freshwater lakes and creeks to capture turtles, assess their health and review the condition of their habitat so we can help scientists and governments answer the pivotal question of 'how is urbanisation impacting the survival of Melbourne's turtles and how can we prevent a negative impact?'.
Meet the team at 7am at Melbourne University. An exact location is provided upon sign up. After meeting the team the group will then split into two and visit two to three locations in and around Melbourne that have freshwater lakes or streams. These locations are determined sometimes the morning of as it depends on weather and previous research.
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For bookings or more information please call the Expedition Manager on 03 9016 7590
About the Research Area
There are around 20 different sites in the greater Melbourne region where two species of freshwater turtle, as well as macro-invertebrates and tadpoles, will be studied. These sites follow an urban-rural gradient, which allows us to study the health of turtles and their food sources along this gradient. The sites include Wylies Creek Wetlands in Cranbourne, Bonview Wetland in Doncaster and Nillumbik Wetland in Diamond Creek, and are selected at the time of the expedition in response to weather conditions and water levels.
Each team will visit two sites during their expedition
Fifteen one-day expeditions will run between November 11th 2013 and March 14th 2014
Meet the team at 7am at Melbourne University. An exact location is provided upon sign up.
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