|Presented by||Earthwatch Australia|
|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Appropriate for kids||yes|
A computer or smartphone with Internet access
|How is climate change affecting Australia's flora and fauna?|
|Record what you see around and contibute to a national database!|
The first continental phenology project in the southern hemisphere, ClimateWatch allows every Australian the opportunity of becoming a citizen scientist by observing and recording data on a number of plant and animal species.
Climate change is affecting rainfall and temperature across Australia. As a consequence, flowering times, breeding cycles and migration movements are likely to change as a result of also changing. However, scientists have very little data available to understand the impacts of this. You can help.
By observing the timing of natural events (the study of phenology), such as the budding of flowers, falling of leaves and the appearance of migratory birds, the data you collect and record will help shape the country's scientific response to climate change.
Become a regular ClimateWatcher by recording what you see in your backyard home, on the move, or on one of over 40 ClimateWatch trails in gardens and parks across Australia.
Record sightings online, or through the free ClimateWatch smartphone app.