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NaturallyGC Platypus Appreciation Day

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Mudgeeraba Music Centre

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QLD

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The platypus is an amazing semi-aquatic mammal that is endemic to Eastern Australia and Tasmania. It is primarily nocturnal, living in creeks and rivers from cold highlands areas to tropical rainforests. Unfortunately platypus numbers appear to be declining due to habitat disruption, water extraction, pollution of waterways and illegal
capture.

Presentations

  • 10:15am-10:30am Introduction to Platypus and how you can help

  • 10:30am-11am Guest SpeakerTamielle Brunt- University of QLD. Tamielle will talk about the uniqueness of platypus and their importance in freshwater ecosystems. Tamielle will also explain her PhD research which will increase the conservation status of this iconic species and overall enhance the protection of freshwater waterways within the region”.

  • 11:15am-12pm Platypus Watch Induction

Activities and stalls

  • kids Platypus craft and interactive water bug activity

  • Buy native plants from the Native Plants Gold Coast group.

  • Learn how you can help become a citizen scientist and monitor Platypus populations, water bugs and water quality across the Gold Coast

  • Visit the City's Natural Areas Management display to see restoration works occuring around our waterways and how you can help get inolved.


PLATYPUS INDUCTION

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING THE CATCHMENT ASSOCIATION WILL BE HOSTING A PLATYPUS INDUCTION AT THE END OF THIS EVENT FROM 11:15AM-12PM. TO VOLUNTEER IN THE PLATYPUS WATCH PROGRAM YOU MUST ATTEND AN INDUCTION.

Keen to help conserve this iconic species by finding out where they live? Well, this is your chance! You can join our PlatypusWatch program today. Every new volunteer is required to complete a compulsory induction. This induction will teach you everything you need to know about our vulnerable platypus, their habitat, behaviour and more. Once you've completed the induction, the next PlatypusWatch survey is coming up in April 2020. Your survey results will be used to identify actions needed to protect our local platypus population. This is a great way to meet like-minded people whilst getting a dose of nature and the Platypus team will make you a yummy breakfast after the surveys on top of that!

Supported by Division 9 Councillor Glenn Tozer, Gold Coast Catchment Association and the City's Natural Areas and Catchment Management Unit

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Mudgeeraba Music Centre

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