Want to try your hand at being a citizen scientist? Or learn about Victoria’s native flora and fauna, and how to monitor them?

Volunteering with NatureWatch is a fantastic way to help increase our understanding of our precious environment.

NatureWatch volunteers can end up doing anything from counting leaves on a threatened plant species, listening to frog calls or setting up motion-sensing cameras specialised sound recorders to monitor forest animals.

By volunteering with NatureWatch, you’ll meet other people from a wide age range interested in nature and science, learn and share knowledge and skills, gain experience in nature conservation and spend time in the bush.

‘Participation in NatureWatch has broadened my knowledge and appreciation of local plants and animals and the habitats in which they live.’

Monitoring usually runs for a single day and full training is provided to all volunteers, so whether you are a beginner or experienced ecologist, we would love to have you on board.

Your involvement in NatureWatch will help collect data in important long-term research projects that are critical to our understanding of nature. NatureWatch volunteers also play an important role in the growing field of citizen science in Australia.

There is still so much to learn about nature in Victoria to better manage it for conservation.

Would you like to help out?

Please contact us on 03 9341 6500 or email us at [email protected] if you would like more information about being a NatureWatch volunteer.