ClimateWatch was developed by Earthwatch with the Bureau of Meteorology and The University of Melbourne to understand how changes in temperature and rainfall are affecting the seasonal behaviour of Australia's plants and animals by monitoring changes in flowering times, breeding cycles and migration movement. The first continental phenology project in the Southern Hemisphere, ClimateWatch enables every Australian to be involved in collecting and recording data that will help shape the country’s scientific response to climate change.

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ClimateWatch for Students

Aspirational environmental champions wanted! Take Climate Action now, download the app today.

We need your help in documenting the impact climate change is having on our plants and wildlife. In your own backyard, on the way to school, in your school ground or local park, you can collect data using our free ClimateWatch app. This information will help us develop adaptation strategies for species survival into the future.

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Free Mobile app

Download our FREE ClimateWatch mobile app for iPhone and Android to record your observations anywhere, in real time, even if you have a poor mobile signal. Through GPS, date and time stamps you can accurately record while bushwalking, at the beach or in your local park.

ClimateWatch Trails

Being a ClimateWatcher is simple. You can record species you see locally, contribute to national activities or visit one of our ClimateWatch trails.

By regularly walking a ClimateWatch trail and recording what you see, you can discover what is happening in your local environment and contribute to our national program that helps inform Australia’s response to climate change. Walk the trail with a group to share the experience with others and increase your impact.

ClimateWatch Trails