ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – Monday, 18th Dec 2017

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

The next Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Monday, 18th December @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna. Uniform welcome, but not required. 1st Eltham Venturers to chair meeting.

Bring your QS Proposals/Completions and hear about what other Units are doing.

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UPDATE: 2017-Dec-05 Platypus Project : Macroinvertebrate Sampling

Greetings – having checked the Diamond Ck flows, I’m not happy with us sampling in the Diamond Creek tomorrow night as the risk is pretty high.
Diamond Creek, Eltham

The revised plan is to have the Leaders transport the Venturers (and sampling gear) down to Eltham Lower Park, cross the Yarra at the Homestead Rd bridge and sample in the small wetlands in Candlebark Park. The closest of the 4 sites is a bit rubbish (1). The preference would be the most Easterly site (4) as it is small (less distance to walk) and looks like a good site to sample.

We can also do some frog ID using phone apps.
a.) FrogID – https://australianmuseum.net.au/frogid-project
b.) Frog census – https://www.melbournewater.com.au/community-and-education/help-protect-environment/frog-census

YOU MIGHT GET WET!

MEETING START: 7:30 pm sharp
MEETING CLOSE: 9:30 pm
LOCATION: Hall
ORGANISER(S): Liam / Darren

This Week 2017-Dec-05 Platypus Project : Macroinvertebrate Sampling

platypus

Due to a clash with the Doreen Christmas party, the Vocations Part 2 (Interviews) for this week is being relocated to 13-March-2018.

WHAT ARE WE DOING THEN?
1st Eltham Venturers have a “VENTURERS ENVIRONMENT PROJECT – Platypus Habitat” which has not progressed very far over the last 12 months. This project allows scope for Venturers to work toward their Environment tapes at both Venturer Award and Queen’s Scouts level.

Why sample macroinvertebrates?
Macroinvertebrates are useful indicators of the health or condition of wetlands and other water bodies. They respond to many kinds of pollution, including chemical pollution and physical disturbance to the landscape around the site, wetland structure, and hydrology.

This week we will sample and test some water samples from our “bad” test site in Eltham, and a new site that we will choose. We will see if the macroinvertebrates can tell us a story about the location the water samples were taken, how good the water quality might be and if the area might be good habitat. If you haven’t used the water quality chemical testing kits, it would also be a good night to give them a test.

YOU MIGHT GET WET!

MEETING START: 7:30 pm sharp
MEETING CLOSE: 9:30 pm
LOCATION: Hall
ORGANISER(S): Liam / Darren

ZONE VENTURER COUNCIL – THURSDAY 16th Nov 2017

ZVC Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council

The next Yarra Batman Zone Venturer Council meeting is on Thursday, November 16th @ 7.30pm at Rosanna Hall, Turnham Ave Rosanna. Uniform welcome, but not required. Kooranunda / Valley Venturer Unit to chair meeting.

Bring your QS Proposals/Completions and hear about what other Units are doing.

SPECIAL AGENDA ITEM FOR THURSDAY:
* tbc