An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

ClimateWatch Marine Workshops

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

ClimateWatchers have been busy on our coasts!  With the launch of our new marine species, staff has been busy training ClimateWatchers on how to use the marine methodology.  ClimateWatch staff have been taking marine educators from Marine Discovery Centres, Ocean Coastal & Care Initiative (OCCI), local catchment management authorities, local councils, and the general public to teach them about rocky shores and beaches.

ClimateWatchers in Sapphire Coast

OCCI members listening to Chris Gillies, Earthwatch Director of Science, explaining the ClimateWatch marine survey.

Margo Smith, OCCI member, looking for Noddiwinks (Nodilittorina pyramidalis) in Lake Macquarie.

While we were surveying around Lake Macquarie, Earthwatch Director of Science, Chris Gillies, even spotted a Rose Petal Bubble Snail (Hydatina physis).  Look at at this beauty!

 As the weather warms, ClimateWatch will continue to host Marine workshops along the NSW coast.  If you are interested in finding out more about these workshops or you are an educator looking to find out how you can use ClimateWatch in your region, contact us