Dolphin Watch Citizen Science Field Training Workshops & Community Survey Days
Do you want to learn about dolphins in your area? Or would you like to become a Dolphin Watch Citizen Scientist?
Join one of our workshops & learn how to get involved in citizen science & monitor your local dolphin population.
Please see the itineraries outlined below for specific times and locations for each workshop.
Please note this workshop is suitable for families with children 11 years and over. All children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Our Dolphin Watch workshops are very popular with limited spots available, so be sure to reserve your place!
Gold Coast Dolphin Watch Citizen Science Field Training Workshop 2023
Do you enjoy walking on the coast and looking out for dolphins? Your interest in marine life can help collect important data about our coastal dolphins and other cetaceans. Join our upcoming Gold Coast Dolphin Watch Citizen Science survey & field training day!
You will meet our knowledgeable team and learn about the Gold Coast dolphin population and how to observe and record your sightings. This workshop will also outline how to identify different species and interpret dolphin behaviours. In the second part of the workshop, you will apply the survey protocols you’ve just learnt and participate in a Dolphin Watch survey at one of our land-based locations.
If you would like to become a citizen scientist and contribute to monitoring local dolphin populations, this will be a great opportunity!
Following the successful launch of our Dolphin Watch citizen science workshops and surveys in September 2023, we are pleased to provide further opportunities for you to join in!
We will be holding a community survey & field training day in November 2023:
Where: Point Danger Coolangatta Headland – Tweed Terrace, Coolangatta
When: 4th November 2023, 8:00 – 9.30am (QLD Time)
* This is a free event, but please be sure to book your spot so you don’t miss out as places are very limited!
By attending one of our Dolphin Watch Citizen Science Field Training Workshops, you will:
Gain an understanding of how to identify cetacean species and interpret behaviours
Receive a special Dolphin Watch gift by attending our upcoming Gold Coast workshops
Get access to our Dolphin Watch Citizen Science Program protocols and resources
Opportunity to carry out your own Dolphin Watch field surveys at one of our registered locations.
If you want to purchase a printed copy of our Pocket Guide to Dolphin Watching in Australia on the day, please bring cash and we will have it available on the workshop day for sale. Booklets are $14.50 each. (Please bring the exact amount).
To book your spot, simply select which workshop you would like to attend from the drop down list. Then press ‘add to cart’. Then click on the cart symbol in the top right corner and follow the prompts to complete your order.
We will send you a reminder email prior to the workshop as well with all the final details and confirmation.
What to Bring:
* This is an outdoor workshop and survey, so please ensure you bring along: hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, snacks and footwear. Also bring along binoculars (if you have them) plus notepad and pen.
IMPORTANT: Read the information below before registering
Minimum age 11 (11-17 years must be accompanied by an adult)
Even though this is an outdoor event, each participant must register and hold a ticket to be able to attend
Very limited tickets available
Further event details including exact location and what to bring will be provided when you receive the confirmation email after registration
A reminder email will be sent to you prior to the workshop.
All attendees must have a ticket prior. Our events are set to a maximum number of participants for safety, space and optimum learning opportunities.
If you can no longer attend, please cancel your booking by contacting us at email@example.com ASAP so we can give the spot someone on the waiting list.
This event is weather dependent! In the event of cancellation of this workshop due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, an email will be sent to you no later than 48 hours prior to the event.
We do not guarantee that we will see dolphins during the survey, but we will endeavour to make it a valuable, informative and exciting experience!
This Program is supported by the City of Gold Coast Catchment and Citizen Science Grants Program.
For more information about our Dolphin Watch Citizen Science Program