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Explore the Sunshine Coast’s Natural Beauty with Guided ClimateWatch Trail Walks

Last Updated: June 19, 2024
Guided ClimateWatch Trail Walks on the Sunshine Coast
Join the Guided ClimateWatch Trail Walks on the Sunshine Coast this holiday season.

These guided walks provide an engaging and educational experience for nature enthusiasts, families, students, and anyone curious about climate change.

Participate in citizen science and learn about local flora and fauna while helping to protect our environment.

Join the ClimateWatch Trail Walks: Event Dates and Locations

Kawana Forest ClimateWatch Walk: Discover Biodiversity

  • Date and Time: Friday, 28 June 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Meeting Point: Kurrajong Crescent Park, Meridan Plains, QLD 4551

Experience Currimundi Lake: ClimateWatch Guided Walk

  • Date and Time: Monday, 1 July 2024, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Meeting Point: Park shelter at Cliff Hargreaves Park, Currimundi, QLD

Doonan Creek Reserve: ClimateWatch Citizen Science Walk

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, 2 July 2024, 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
  • Meeting Point: Next to the parking area adjacent to Dahlia Road, 219 Doonan Bridge Road, Verrierdale, QLD 4562

ClimateWatch Program: Protecting Biodiversity through Citizen Science

ClimateWatch is a national program that invites the community to become citizen scientists by recording observations of plant and animal species.

These observations help scientists track the effects of climate change on Australia’s biodiversity.

By joining the ClimateWatch Trail Guided Walks, you’ll learn how to identify key species and record data on their seasonal changes.

This data is vital for understanding and mitigating the impacts of climate change on our ecosystems.

What to Expect on ClimateWatch Guided Walks: Activities and Learning

Each walk, led by knowledgeable guides, is both educational and enjoyable.

You will learn about various plant and animal species while recording data on their seasonal changes, contributing to citizen science.

This is a great opportunity to connect with nature.

Who Should Join ClimateWatch Walks? Ideal Participants

These walks are ideal for families, nature enthusiasts, students, educators, and anyone interested in spending time outdoors and contributing to climate research.

Explore Nearby Activities During Your ClimateWatch Walks

  • Kawana Forest: Explore walking trails and enjoy a picnic at Kurrajong Crescent Park.
  • Currimundi Lake: Swim, kayak, or relax by the lake.
  • Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve: Visit nearby Eumundi Markets or take a scenic hinterland drive.

Directions and Transportation for ClimateWatch Walk Locations

Kawana Forest: Located in Meridan Plains, Kawana Forest is easily accessible by car. Parking is available at Kurrajong Crescent Park. Local bus services also connect to the area.

Currimundi Lake: Situated near Caloundra, Currimundi Lake offers ample parking at Cliff Hargreaves Park. Public transport options, including buses, are available.

Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve: Best reached by car, with parking available adjacent to Dahlia Road. Limited public transport, so driving is recommended.

How to Prepare for Your ClimateWatch Trail Walk: Tips and Essentials

  • Before Arrival: Download the ClimateWatch SPOTTERON app and register for an account.
  • What to Bring: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen. Apply insect repellent and bring a water bottle.

Secure Your Spot: Register for ClimateWatch Guided Walks

Due to the limited number of spots available for each walk, it is essential to book your place in advance.

These guided walks are highly popular, and spaces fill up quickly.

Secure your spot by registering through the Eventbrite links provided:

Why Participate in ClimateWatch Walks: Benefits and Impact

Participating in the ClimateWatch Trail Guided Walks lets you enjoy the Sunshine Coast’s natural beauty while contributing to vital climate research.

These walks offer an enriching experience for everyone, combining education, fun, and a sense of community.

Register Now for ClimateWatch Walks: Join Citizen Scientists

Register now for the ClimateWatch Trail Guided Walks and join a community of citizen scientists.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy and protect the Sunshine Coast’s natural environment.

Visit the ClimateWatch website for more information on how you can get involved in citizen science efforts year-round.