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Tracking Climate Change: Yarra Bend ClimateWatch Trail Walk

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  • Yarra Bend Park
    Studley Park Boathouse, 1 Boathouse Road, Kew VIC 3101, Australia

Everything in nature lives by a clock that is being recalibrated by climate change. Get out into nature and learn how you can help scientists understand these changes with as little as your phone.

Scientists across the globe are working to document the timing of life-cycle events such as flowering and migration, a scientific discipline known as phenology. Changes in phenology may seem small and sometimes even difficult to notice, but they can have big impacts on ecosystems.

This National Science Week join ClimateWatch Program Manager Dr Anna McCallum on this guided walk of the Yarra Bend ClimateWatch Trail within Melbourne’s largest natural bushland and learn how you can contribute to the citizen science project tracking phenology across Australia.

This ClimateWatch trail follows the Bushland Circuit Trail - a short 850 m walk through remnant river redgum roodlands with an abundance of nesting sites and hollows. This circuit is a short, easy stroll suitable for all ages and abilities.

Please bring a water bottle, closed comfortable footwear and appropriate clothing for all weather conditions.

Please download the ClimateWatch app and register an account before the event.

Please note the following:

  • bookings are essential.
  • this event may be cancelled at the last minute due to extreme weather conditions.
  • you will be emailed if the event is cancelled.

This event is supported by the Victorian Government through the Volunteering Innovation Fund.

Location Information

The meeting point is the Visitor Board located next to the Studley Boathouse carpark and bathroom. There is a toilet at the meeting location that is not disability accessible.