This event was held on the 21st October 2018 and was hosted by the Redcliffe Environmental Forum and proudly supported by the Moreton Bay Regional Council. REF would like to acknowledge the contribution of its partners to a very successful and well attended event focused on education activities around Moreton Bay with an emphasis on the international wading birds which call into our wetlands in the summer months.
Partners: Australian Citizen Science Association; Birdlife Southern Queensland; Conservation Volunteers Australia; CoralWatch; Ocean Crusaders; Deception Bay High school; Dept. of Environment & Science; Froozi Bar; Healthy Land and Water; Moreton Bay Regional Council; Port of Brisbane; Queensland Marine Parks; Qld Parks and Wildlife Services; Reef Check Australia; UQ centre for Marine Science; Wildlife Queensland; MangroveWatch/Seagrasswatch, Bribie island Environmental Protection Association.
UQ Centre for Marine Science presents: The UQ Biodiversity Road Show is a mobile, interactive exploration designed to reveal the biological diversity of our local region to the public. Activities offer touch tanks with small animals from Moreton Bay, microscopes to examine plankton, shark jaws, sound recordings of dolphins, snapping shrimp and singing fish, guided walks through the inter-tidal zone, colouring-in sheets and more.
Marine Parks Queensland: Check out one of the vessels used by Marine Parks staff to protect Moreton Bay
Citizen Science: CoralWatch; Reef Check Australia; MangroveWatch and SeagrassWatch Monitoring the health of our wetland and marine environments relies on a partnership between research scientists and volunteers. Check out some of the great work carried out by "citizen scientists).
Members and partners of the Reef Citizen Science Alliance will be leading hands-on citizen science activities to celebrate ReefBlitz and the International Year of the Reef.
With seven types of mangroves adjacent to the park as well as examples of saltmarsh vegetation, the area represents a great chance for people to get up and close to some of the main wetland vegetation around Moreton Bay.