Citizen Science Survey Camp #8 - Spring16

Join us over the Melbourne Cup long weekend for GECO's spring citizen science survey camp. Learn from the dedicated and passionate ecologists and activists at GECO whose citizen science campaign is saving forests from logging.

You'll gain skills to put into practice and get involved in the GECO citizen science campaign.

Camping will be at the Goongerah campground, by the clear waters of the Brodrib river.

Workshops and practical sessions will focus on forest ecology, threatened species, survey techniques, remote fauna cameras, nocturnal spotlighting, Owl surveys, Frog and aquatic surveys, rainforest identification, forest carbon accounting and more. 

GECO supplies all survey equipment but if you have powerful torches, binoculars, compass, GPS, cameras etc please bring them.

No experience or prior learning is required, just a sense of adventure and a reasonable level of fitness. Walks in the forest are often not on formed tracks and various obstacles and hazards will be encountered. Participants join walks at their own risk.

Camp facilities:

The site has a composting toilet, drinking water and a sink for washing dishes.

We will have the GECO kitchen tent set up with communal gas burners, cooking pots and pans, bowls, cups and cutlery etc. Evening meals will be provided but you need to supply your own breakfast and lunch. Kitchen will be available to use each morning for breakfast, lunch will be eaten in the bush on field trips.

What to bring:

- Camping gear: tent/swag and tarp, head torch, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, water bottles/containers etc

- Warm clothing and wet weather gear

- Sturdy footwear for walking in the bush

- Gaiters or tough long pants for walking

- Food for breakfast and lunch for each day

- Money to purchase a $5 vegan meal each evening (all money goes to GECO campaign). You might also like to bur some GECO merchandise like hoodies, t shirts, posters, stickers etc.

- Fuel for your cars. Fill up in Orbost if coming from the south or Bombala if coming from the north. You need enough fuel to drive from the campground each day to field trip locations and still have enough left over to get out of Goongerah.

Goongerah is a remote environment, no shops, no phone reception, no fuel. Be prepared.

There is a public phone box located at the community hall. 

 See here for info about our last camp in June.




October 28, 2016 at 6:00pm - November 01, 2016
Goongerah Camp Ground
Ellery Creek tk Goongerah
Goongerah, Vic 3888
Google map and directions
Ed Hill · · 0414199645
Jessamie Yule Stephen Haley

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Renae Haylock
Kerry Hartskeerl
Fatima Ghani
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Kim d'Amazing
James Roberts
Joanna Pinkiewicz
Jessamie Yule
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