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Habitat assessments using macroinvertebrates

Consider the biotic and abiotic elements of a freshwater aquatic ecosystem and collect data for habitat assessment. 

Use scientific sampling techniques to measure water quality parameters such as pH, turbidity and nutrient levels. Identify and classify macroinvertebrates using sensitivity scales to monitor biodiversity. Discuss the interactions of  organisms living in the wetland ecosystem and the effects of human activity.

Learn skills to participate in the 'National Waterbug Blitz' citizen science project at a wetland near you, where you’ll contribute real data to this Australian-wide waterway monitoring event.

Bookings are essential and fees apply.

Please refer to the Kings Park Education Cancellation Policy before booking this program.

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Event disruptions

Poolgarla Parkland will be fenced off and there will be additional foot traffic and noise around Poolgarla Family Area from Monday 28 November to Friday 2 December 2022 due to the Danjoo Koorliny event.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from Friday 25 November to Wednesday 30 November 2022 (excluding Monday 28 November) due to multiple consecutive concert events.

Naturescape summer opening hours

Summer opening hours for Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be taking effect from 5 November 2022.

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Flowers in Focus 2022 winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus photography competition this year.

New Bold Park Management Plan

The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

Ready, aim, restore! A new approach to define and achieve restoration targets

A team of researchers from Kings Park Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, have led the development of an approach for ecosystem restoration which connects scientific research, restoration policy, and on-the-ground action.

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