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SciStarter Australia is a new home for citizen science

Citizen science platform SciStarter Australia has officially launched on the final day of Global Citizen Science month, creating a one-stop location for citizen science projects seeking volunteers in Australia. SciStarter Australia  will serve as a hub for citizen scientists, collating a list of vetted scientific projects and promoting citizen science best practices, building on a tested […]

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Giving Day: Citizen Science supports important research

On 31 October the University will hold its inaugural Giving Day.  This will be a 24-hour fundraising challenge where our community has fun, raises awareness about the benefits of philanthropy, and has the chance to make a gift to the cause they are most passionate about at the University of Adelaide. Gifts to our featured funds […]

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New platform to energise citizen science

The University of Adelaide will adapt and deploy the globally proven citizen science platform SciStarter in Australia, courtesy of a $160,000 grant from the South Australian Government’s Citizen Science Fund. Citizen scientists taking part in the EchidnaCSI program on Kangaroo Island. Credit: Mike McKelvey. Founded in the United States over a decade ago, SciStarter connects […]

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Two citizen science finalists announced for the Citizen Science Awards 2023

The finalists for the this year’s Citizen Science Awards 2023 have just been announced and they are Insect Investigators and Find Our Fungi!. These awards recognise the work of citizen science projects in engaging and gathering results from contributions of the community to science, helping to inspire and educate new generations, and these projects show how the power […]

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Eureka Prize 2022 Finalists

Congratulations to Fungimap Inc and the Extreme Heat and Health Adaptation Team who have been announced as finalist in the 2022 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. Find out more about these teams below. Category: Innovation in Citizen Science Fungimap Inc is a finalist in the Innovations in Citizen Science category. Fungimap Inc is highlighting the irreplaceable role of […]

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50 regional and remote schools look to uncover new insect species

Fifty regional and remote schools across South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia have been selected to take part in a new citizen science project, Insect Investigators, led by the South Australian Museum and supported by the University of Adelaide. The project, which launched in September 2021, will connect regional and remote school students with researchers […]

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Citizens help unlock the secret lives of echidnas

Researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute and members of the general public have recorded the largest number of echidna sightings across Australia to aid in the conservation of the iconic mammal. In a paper published in PNAS, the researchers describe the outcomes of the Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI), a citizen science project established in […]

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New citizen science project creates a buzz in the classroom.

A new citizen science project, Insect Investigators, led by the South Australian Museum and involving the University of Adelaide Environment Institute’s Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries, will connect school students with scientists to document their local insect biodiversity and discover insects in their area. Launching as part of National Biodiversity Month, Insect Investigators is calling for applications […]

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EVENT: Principles for innovation in citizen science with Dr Jasmin Packer – CitiSciOzOnline

Could you imagine a world where volunteers kick-start campaigns that change the way we protect nature? Growing up in a farming family along Adelaide’s River Torrens floodplains, fired Dr Jasmin Packer’s passion to discover better ways to protect nature. Dr Packer has been invited as one of only 13 speakers for the Australian Citizen Science Association’s Online […]

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EVENT: EchidnaCSI at Australian Citizen Science Association’s Online Conference

Ms Tahlia Perry will provide insights into combining ecology, genetics and microbiology with citizen science at CitSciOzOnline. Ms Tahlia Perry, completing PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences, has been invited as one of only 13 speakers for the Australian Citizen Science Association’s Online Conference – CitSciOzOnline. Date: Wednesday October 21st 2020 Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm ACST Where: Watch […]

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