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Koala Citizen Science Training Day in the Hawkesbury

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Whether you live in the Hawkesbury or elsewhere, we welcome you to a day surrounded by lush koala habitat, learning about koala ecology and how to record information about koala sightings, scats and habitat. 

About SBKN  

The Sydney Basin Koala Network (SBKN) has been established by the Total Environment Centre and WIRES to create a collaborative and supportive network for koala advocates across the region. Our overarching aim is to protect and expand connected, thriving Koala core habitats and corridors across the Sydney Basin. 

Come along to the Citizen Science Training Day if you’d like to learn about koala ecology and how to record key data about Sydney Basin Koalas that will contribute to their conservation.  


When: 12th August 2023 10 am - 4 pm 

Where: 1st Grove Vale Scout Hall, Kurrajong 

A key part of the SBKN project is to record robust data on koala populations, their habitat and its connections, which will be used to develop stronger conservation efforts. And you can get involved in our Citizen Science Project.

Whether you are a regular koala spotter or have never seen a wild koala before, this training day is a chance to learn from experts and develop the skills to become a Koala Citizen Scientist. 


  • About koala ecology 
  • To identify koalas and key traits (sex, health status etc), 
  • To identify koala scats and their age
  • To identify koala food tree species
  • Where, when and how to report your data so it can be used to help protect koalas

After a morning presentation and learning session with our koala ecology experts, you’ll have a chance to practise the skills you have gained in the afternoon out in the bush (a few mins walk from the venue). We will provide morning tea, please bring a reusable mug for tea and coffee and please bring a packed lunch.

We’ll be sharing information from Science for Wildlife’s long term koala research in the area, which is specific to koalas in the Hawkesbury Local Government Area and Wollemi National Park, and letting you know how you can get involved in their work


  • Packed Lunch
  • Reusable coffee cup and water bottle
  • Mobile phone (we will be using an app to record data)
  • Sturdy enclosed shoes 
  • Binoculars (not necessary, but great if you have them)

We look forward to see you on the 12th August! 

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Please note event registration will end 24 hours before the event starts so we have time to prepare. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Tickets are free using discount code: KOALACHAMPION

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