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

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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

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This Week 2017-Nov-28 MasterChef Christmas Cooking


A three course Christmas dinner, cooked on a Trangia, for $5 a head?
Bring along your $5- and see who’s team will reign supreme!

LOCATION: 1st Eltham Scout Hall
MEETING START: 7:30 pm
MEETING CLOSE: 9:30 pm
Organised by: Brendan

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