ClimateWatch

An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

Kangaroo Valley PS

Little is known about the impact of climate change on Australia's plants and animals. Kangaroo Valley in the Illawarra region of southern NSW is an ideal environment for recording information on species to help bridge the information gap, but we need your help! 

Kangaroo Valley Public School has a rich history of initiating environmental education. The Kangaroo Valley ClimateWatch trail will provide a stimulating and relevant context for engaging students in scientific investigation processes.

Kangaroo Valley Primary School has worked Illawarra Environmental Education Centre to develop a ClimateWatch trail across the town, allowing students and members of the community to contribute to climate change research.

There are six locations in the town centre to check the life stages of local plants, and a number of bird, mammal, insect and reptile species to look out for anywhere along the way.

Why get involved?

  • Learn how climate change is affecting our wildlife.
  • Become an observer and help monitor the biodiversity in Kangaroo Valley.
  • Use the ClimateWatch app, field guide and recording sheet for the Kangaroo Valley trail to observe species that are indicators of climate change and record your observations.
  • Make a real difference in your local community!

How to get involved?

  • Download the field guide and recording sheet to help you identify species and record your observations.  Remember to enter all your observations into the ClimateWatch website when you get back to a computer.
  • Alternatively, you can record your sightings using the ClimateWatch smartphone app.
  • The trail can be explored for short or long walks, it's up to you. Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and have some water with you.

This ClimateWatch trail was developed with Illawarra Environmental Education Centre and Kangaroo Valley Primary School.