Citizen Science

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

Seagrass community monitoring involves volunteers at Hydeaway Bay, Pioneer Bay, Dingo Beach, St Helens, and Clairview, where they collect citizen science data.



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. Reef Catchments supports the Seagrass Watch program across three locations, in the Whitsundays, one in Mackay, and one in Isaac. Here is more information on Seagrass Watch, or you can join the Facebook Pages Mackay Seagrass Watch Volunteers or Whitsunday Seagrass Watch Volunteers if you would like to volunteer and help us to collect seagrass data.

Tackle Bin Project

The Tackle Bin Project is an initiative for preventing plastics and other litter, particularly recreational fishing rubbish, from entering the marine environment. Reef Catchments has brought this project to Mackay, and there are Tackle Bins throughout Queensland. Tackle Bin Project

Birdlife Mackay.

Birdlife Mackay

Do you enjoy bird watching? 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 Mackay

Atlas of Living Australia.

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.

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.#



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.

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