This is your opportunity to become a champion for our wild species and spaces. Get hands on with free citizen science activities for all ages during the ReefBlitz 12-hour challenge, getting active to find and record as many of Townsville’s wild species as possible.
Part science, part education, part festival – the Great Barrier Reef Foundation is bringing its annual ReefBlitz event to Townsville for the first time in 2015, with plenty of action in and out of the water at Townsville’s Jezzine Barracks and Magnetic Island.
ReefBlitz gives everyone the chance to discover, identify and record the unique plants and animals living in and around our Great Barrier Reef and find out what each of us can to do help.
More than 20 free survey tours, presentations and activities are on offer both in and out of the water, from snorkelling and exploring mangroves to seeking out molluscs, birds, amphibians and even reptiles! Visit the ReefBlitz basecamp at Brigadier North Park to join a survey, help record species information and hear from local experts and citizen science groups. All activities are free, but tour and survey places are limited so get in early to register and secure your spot to discover the amazing biodiversity in Townsville.
Look out for two of the Orica GreenEdge pro cycling team members who will be joining in the ReefBlitz activities on Saturday morning between 9am and 10am.
ReefBlitz 2015 is being held in association with the Celebrate the Reef community event marking the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s 40th year. Celebrate the Reef will feature free family activities, talks, displays, entertainment, food and the Marine Debris Clean Up 2015.