ClimateWatch

An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

Murdoch University - Perth Campus

 

Updated 29 July 2019

 Murdoch ClimateWatch Trail -  supplied by L Knapp

Banksia - Thomas Skellorn

 

Our natural environment needs your eyes and ears!

Little is known about the impact of climate change on Australia's plants and animals. With native bushland right on campus, Murdoch University is an ideal location for recording information on species such as the endangered Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo, WA Christmas Tree and Cowslip Orchid, but we need your help! 

Why get involved?

  • Learn how climate change is affecting our wildlife
  • Become an observer and help monitor the biodiversity on campus
  • Use a ClimateWatch field guide and recording sheet for Murdoch University to spot species that are indicators of climate change and record your observations
  • Make a real difference in your local community 

How to get involved?

  • Walk to the ClimateWatch trail and record your observations through the free ClimateWatch app. 
  • Alternatively, download a recording sheet and species guide from this page to mark your observations. Remember to enter all your observations into the ClimateWatch website when you get back to a computer.
  • The trail can be explored for short or long walks, it's up to you. Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and have some water with you.

Murdoch Environmental Restoration Group (MERG) and Earthwatch are excited to deliver this new ClimateWatch monitoring trail to Murdoch's Perth campus, a location that features important remnant Banksia Woodland habitat that were once prolific across the Swan Coastal Plain. The trail provides opportunity for educators and students to get involved in climate change science, monitor local biodiversity and contribute observations towards ClimateWatch - the first continental-scale citizen science phenology study in the Southern Hemisphere.  

For more information on MERG and the activities you can get involved with on campus, visit: http://www.murdochguild.com.au/clubs/merg/ 

 

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