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A an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period.

Source: Wikipedia

Mark your calendar for Cooloola BioBlitz (Autumn) May 17, 18 and 19 in 2019

ANOTHER Cooloola Bioblitz to be held in Rainbow Beach!

Following the highly successful Spring Cooloola Bioblitz held in August, the next Cooloola Bioblitz based in Rainbow Beach and the surrounding areas is planned for May 17, 18 and 19 in 2019. New species of moth and spiders were found in 2018. We will have amazing experts in all fields to lead groups. No experience necessary. Come for just 1 day or the whole weekend. More info

Northern Cooloola BioBlitz

A Collaboration between Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) and Cooloola Coastcare.

48 hours to discover Cooloola’s Nature.

Friday (3.30 pm) to Sunday (3.30 pm)

An exciting BioBlitz aimed at tracking down and identifying as many critters, plants and other living natural resources is being planned for Northern Cooloola this coming Spring. It will be based in Rainbow Beach where there are many accommodation options to choose from. However information sessions and evening meals will be at the Rainbow Beach Community Hall.

This 48 hour BioBlitz is open for teenagers to retirees. No natural history expertise is required because there will be very experienced mentors and leaders accompanying all the teams on their field excursions to help find, identify and document as many species as possible and provide information.

Organizers have identified specific habitats for close scrutiny by the various teams that range from the seashore to the high dunes, from the rainforest to the wallum heathlands and from the fens to the mangroves.

It is a wonderful time of the year to be out exploring nature so follow the websites that will provide progressive updates on this exciting event

For further information contact

John Sinclair 0418 650 535

Lindy Orwin 0478 039 322

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Join Cooloola Coastcare members and the local community as they map nature using the fun biodiversity game called QuestaGame on their phones.

Take photos of wild animals, birds, insects and plants on your phone, identify them for game gold. Test yourself with quests! Get outside into nature and have fun.

Download the free mobile phone app and join the Cooloola Coastcarers Clan.

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Activities for August 2018

Cooloola Bioblitz to be held in Rainbow Beach 24, 25 and 26 August

A 48 hour BioBlitz to track down and document as many living creatures and plants int he Cooloola region.

Evenings include presentations by renowned scientists who will act as team leaders and mentors.

No prior experience necessary. This is all about learning by doing.

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We conduct Water Quality Monitoring once every 2 months in the Tin can Bay, Cooloola Cove and Rainbow Beach areas.

We are currently looking for more volunteers who will be trained and mentored.

It only takes about 1 hour per month.

Meet a great group of like minded people and contribute to the protection and care of our beautiful Cooloola Coast.

Click the Upcoming Events tab above for calendar of dates / sites.

Phone, text or email the Coordinator on 0478 039 322 for any queries or if you can join in local water monitoring.