Citizen Science

There are many ways in which citizens can contribute to science in the region.

Seagrass-Watch is a global volunteer program.


Seagrass-Watch is a global volunteer seagrass monitoring program that occurs across 25 countries and 300 sites. Monitoring occurs several times a year at a variety of locations throughout the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region. If you are new to Seagrass-Watch and would like to take part in the program, please contact Seagrass-Watch HQ

Volunteer your time for Reef Check

Reef Check

Want to protect our reefs and oceans? Sign up to Reef Check to become a trained Reef Check volunteer. Learn, experience, and, most importantly, have fun with Reef Check

If you love birdlife, then Birdlife Mackay is the place for you

Birdlife Mackay

Are you a twitcher? Or do you want to be? Experienced or novice, join our local enthusiast at Birdlife Mackay, and see if you too can spot the Eungella Honeyeater. For more information please contact Birdlife Australia

Atlas of Living Australia has openings for volunteers

Atlas of Living Australia

Are you interested in being part of a collaborative national project that collects biodiversity data and provides it as available and usable online? If so, visit Atlas of Living Australia where you can add to a growing database of documented sightings.

Feral cat.

Volunteers like you will guide our regions Feral Cat program. Take the time to lend a hand by completing this online survey.

Help the Reef through Eye on the Reef

Eye on the Reef

Are you a marine enthusiast? Would you like to know how you can contribute to the long-term protection of the Great Barrier Reef? Eye on the Reef is a mobile that allows YOU to provide the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to help them help the reef. Collect valuable information about reef health, marine animals and incidents by downloading the Eye on the Reef mobile app.#

Become involved in the management of pest animals through Feralscan


Would you like to assist in reducing the impact of invasive animals on our native wildlife? Document feral animal sightings and become involved in pest animal management through Feral Scan.

If you'd like to see a diminuition of marine debris you could always join Tangaroa Blue

Tangaroa Blue

Love our beaches? Sick and tired of marine debris? Become part of the solution and report marine debris to prevent it at its source. Visit Tangaroa Blue to find out how

Tangaroa Blue