Aquatic Invertebrates Field Trip Saturday 5 May 11:00 - 12:10
Workshop followed by presentation at 12.45PM at The Grove.
Aquatic invertebrates are important inhabitants of fresh waters throughout the world. Because they are common, diverse, and relatively easy to identify and because they are sensitive to water pollution, habitat degradation and other human disturbances, they are often used as indicators of river health.
During this workshop insects, crustaceans and other types of invertebrates, will be collected from water bodies onsite and prepared for viewing under a microscope displayed through a TV screen/ projector. Following this will be a presentation about the ecology and adaptations for aquatic life of Queensland’s aquatic invertebrates illustrated with the specimens collected in the workshop and some collected by the facilitators from a nearby rain forest stream, highlighting how different communities of invertebrates live in different types of freshwater habitats.All ages