The Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO) in East Gippsland is running another ‘citizen science’ weekend.
There will be workshops and practical sessions on forest ecology, threatened species, survey techniques, remote fauna cameras, nocturnal spotlighting, Owl surveys, Frog surveys and rainforest identification, forest carbon accounting and more.
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 06:00 PM through June 13
Goongerah Camp Ground in Goongerah, Australia
Join us over the Queen’s birthday weekend for the seventh GECO citizen science forest survey camp.
Learn from the dedicated and passionate ecologists and activists at GECO whose citizen science campaign is saving forests and habitat from logging.
You’ll gain skills to put into practice and get involved in the GECO citizen science campaign.
This event is held on the lands of the Gunnaikurnai, Bidwell and Monaro people who never ceded sovereignty. We acknowledge their custodianship of these forests and pay respect to their elders past and present.
Workshops and practical sessions will focus on forest ecology, threatened species, survey techniques, remote fauna cameras, nocturnal spotlighting, Owl surveys, Frog surveys and rainforest identification, forest carbon accounting and more.
Data we collect on the camps is compiled into reports that are submitted to the Victorian government to ensure that logging operations are not in breach of the law and threatened species and rare forest types are protected.
Bring your own camping gear and food for breakfast and lunch. We will provide vegetarian and vegan dinners on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night for $5 a plate.
This is family friendly event and children of all ages are more than welcome to attend.
Last year’s winter camp was magical, we had a foot of snow fall on the Errinundra plateua (above Goongerah) and after surveying some areas we had a massive snowball fight and some people even went snowboarding! It was an absolute blast.
Please do not bring your dog or pets.
– Wet Weather gear
– Warm Clothing
– Camping gear – tent/swag/tarp
– Torch (head torch)
– Solid footwear for walking in the bush
We will be camping at the Goongerah Campground on Ellery ck track off the Bonang rd in the centre of Goongerah. Look for the signs.
If the weather is really bad, we will be be able to use the community hall to run workshops and presentations and cook dinner in. It’s warm and toasty in there!
Further details here.