We conduct short courses and workshops for community groups and organisations. Participants will gain skills in observation and learn how to formalise their observations into useable data for project management. The workshops are designed around short presentations and desk top work followed by site visits and practical field exercises. These workshops can be tailored to your specific requirements.

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The mysterious world of aquatic macroinvertebrates

Learn how aquatic macroinvertebrates are used as indicators of water health. Grab a net and see what is living in your local waterway.

Understanding water quality monitoring for community projects

Find out what can be monitored in your local waterway and why. Participants will learn how to go about designing a community water quality project. Note: We can also assist to develop water monitoring plans that better reflect the purpose of your project aspirations.

Understanding stream processes, erosion and sediment assessment and riparian management

Learn how to assess and understand the dynamics if erosion and sedimentation of your waterway for better management. Participants will also learn how to monitor stream changes over time. Workshops can be tailored to one of a number of themes:

  • A general appreciation of stream processes with respect to channel formation and water movement.
  • Establishing appropriate riparian buffer widths for stream stability.
  • Optimising the placement and design of low cost farm stream crossings.
  • Enhancing or reinstating natural habitat.

Riparian vegetation condition and composition assessment

Participants will learn various approaches to assessing riparian vegetation community health and structure. Learn how this information can be used for stream protection and restoration.

Environmental photography for monitoring condition and change

Learn how to more effectively use photography for environmental monitoring.


The provision of these workshops may depend on location and may require the assistance of local contacts to facilitate venue and sites for field work.