Courses & Workshops

TropWATER has over twenty years of experience providing a range of training opportunities for Universities, Government, Industry and Community groups.


Environmental DNA (eDNA) workshops
This workshop gives participants a fundamental, practical introduction to eDNA and an overview of best-practice eDNA sampling methods and strategies tailored to their needs. The basic knowledge and skills required to apply the eDNA approach in aquatic environments are provided, through a combination of presentations from eDNA experts and field activities. Laboratory work and sampling design sessions can be provided on request. This workshop runs for 1 to 2 days. Contact Damien Burrows for further information.

Indigenous ranger training for river and wetland health protection
TropWATER is involved in a number of Land and Sea Indigenous ranger training programs in northern Australia.  These training programs have resulted in many major on-ground monitoring and restoration projects which has not only contributed to restoring environmental values, but also returned cultural values into coastal wetland landscapes. Contact Nathan Waltham for further information.

STEM Waterways Citizen Science Project
 The STEM Waterways Citizen Science Project is designed to enable school teams to learn to: study aspects of waterways in depth, identify areas of scientific importance and interest, engage in good STEM practices and gain access to technologies and experts in order to create viable data and information that is a valuable contribution to local, and potentially global knowledge on these essential systems.  In collaboration with partners including Scientists from TropWATER, Cairns Regional Council, Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation and more, would like to invite teams from high schools in the region to take full access of our site and facilities to actualise their own STEM Waterways Citizen Science Project. Contact Shelley Templeman for more information.

Short Course in Aquatic Environment Monitoring Skills
TropWATER offers a short course in aquatic environment monitoring skills which will improve understanding and value-adding from the perspectives of field staff, recent graduates and experienced professionals. Download Aquatic Environment Monitoring Skills Brochure, and contact Shelley Templeman for more information. The course key objectives are:

  • Getting the best value from aquatic environment monitoring in the dry and wet-dry Tropics.
  • The critical importance of context in environmental monitoring
  • Techniques and technologies to improve monitoring programs
  • Understanding the ‘Big Picture’.


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