Campfires & Science at Plenty Gorge

Love camping? Love science? Get involved!

Campfires and Science is a new and growing community of people who head outdoors, light a campfire, and share knowledge. We lead regular, free events in wild places to support scientific fieldwork and provide hands-on training in the research methods that help us to best protect the environment. Welcome to citizen science!

This special event at Plenty Gorge, hosted by the new Banyule-Nillumbik and Whittlesea Tech Schools, will feature experts talking about how to monitor wildlife numbers using a range of methods, including collecting DNA samples from the environment that can tell us the range of animals that live there. We’ll also be hearing about their work and sharing the special knowledge they’ve attained through years of study and exploration.

Join us around the campfire at this free event to share knowledge and a meal. Bring your family and friends for a great afternoon and evening in one of Melbourne’s wild places!