Have you ever spotted a Burrunan dolphin in the Lakes, a water rat feeding or swimming about, or maybe even a platypus swimming in the rivers early in the morning?
There are organisations out there who rely on everyday people, like you, to inform them of when you spot certain plants or wildlife. This is what being a citizen scientist is all about.
You don’t have to have a science degree, or be out doing scientific studies, you just have to have to know what you’re looking at when you see it, maybe take a photo, and let the experts know.
To become a Gippsland Lakes citizen scientist, all you need to do is get involved in the following wildlife spotting programs:
Other programs that you may be interested in include:
Learn more about what it means to be a citizen scientist.