ClimateWatch

An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

Randwick Environmental Park

January 2020

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Coastal Tea-tree (Leptospermum laevigatum) | Nadiah Roslan

 

Our natural environment needs your eyes and ears!

Few studies tell us how Australia’s plants and animals are responding to climate change in our local parks. As part of a unique citizen science initiative, Earthwatch Australia have worked together with Randwick City Council to create this ClimateWatch trail at Randwick Environmental Park, a bushland and wetland providing valuable habitat for wildlife to live and the community to enjoy. 

This ClimateWatch Trail contains 3.6 hectares of Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub, a critically endangered ecological community, connecting the park to a nation-wide scientific study that aims to build understanding of climate change impacts.

Contribute to citizen science while experiencing the parkland, bushland and wetland, home to many native plants and animals. The ClimateWatch app can be used to submit sightings of ClimateWatch species along ClimateWatch trails anywhere in Australia. Users can walk around the path bordering the inside oval or complete a 1.3 km loop taking in the wetland and sustainability hub. Access is via the corner of Dooligah to the north, Lomandra Place to the east or Joongah St to the south, Randwick

 

Why get involved?

  • Learn how climate change is affecting our wildlife.
  • Become an observer and help monitor local biodiversity.
  • Use the ClimateWatch app, field guide and recording sheet to observe species that are indicators of climate change and record your observations.
  • Make a real difference in your local community.

 

How to get involved?

Download the Randwick Environmental Park ClimateWatch species field guide and recording sheet to mark your observations. If using recording sheets, remember to enter all your observations into the ClimateWatch website when you get back to a computer.

Alternatively, you can record your sightings immediately through the ClimateWatch smartphone app.

This is a public ClimateWatch trail that you can do whenever you like. If your school is interested in visiting the site, please notify Council prior to your visit: www.randwick.nsw.gov.au

 

 
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Randwick City Council and Earthwatch Australia are partnering to help gather important knowledge about the effects of climate change. The partnership brings visitors, nature enthusiasts, students, contractors, and the general public together with climate change scientists through Earthwatch’s national phenology program ClimateWatch.