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Citizen Science Victoria – July 2018 Meeting of ACSA-Vic

Bureau of Meteorology 700 Collins Street, Docklands, VIC, Australia

The second meeting of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Citizen Science Association will be held on Thursday, 19th July at the Melbourne headquarters of the Bureau of Meteorology. Chapter business will include presentations from: David Gooding, coordinator of WOW, the Bureau's citizen science portal; Jack Nunn, convenor of the Campfires & Science program; and Libby…

Skink Link Project Planting

Scotchmans Creek Raymond Court, Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia

Help plant 800 indigenous plants to create habitat for the water skink along Scotchmans Creek About this Event Be part of the Skink Link Project. We'll be planting the first 800 plants to create habitat for the Water Skinks. Find out more about this exciting project and the important role you can play in bringing…

Campfires & Science at Plenty Gorge

Plenty Gorge Parklands 25 Linacre Drive, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia

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…


Global Citizen Science: Can Citizens Deliver and Make a Difference?

Royal Society of Victoria 8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Vic, Australia

We are witnessing an explosion of Citizen Science activity as technology makes it possible for citizens to take part in science and deliver unprecedented levels of quality data across the globe. This talk and the associated discussions will explore whether we are ready to take the next step as Global Citizen Scientists and develop the integrated programs that will prove the value of Citizen Science at the global level. It will also explore the leading role that Australia could play in that process as the lessons learnt in running Citizen Science Programs on the Australian Continent are shared with the global community.

National Waterbug Blitz: Our Waterways Under the Magnifying Glass

Ballarat Tech School Building K, 136 Albert Street, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

The National Waterbug Blitz is Australia’s first nationwide, citizen science, waterway monitoring event. In spring Australians are being encouraged to discover how healthy their local waterways and wetlands are, simply by exploring and identifying what waterbugs live in them. Waterbugs (or freshwater macroinvertebrates) are small invertebrates that live in freshwater. Each type of waterbug has a…


Citizen Science and the National Waterbug Blitz

Monash Tech School 44 Drummond Street, Chadstone, VIC, Australia

The Monash Science and Innovation Hub invites you to participate in the National Waterbug Blitz. The National Waterbug Blitz is Australia’s first nationwide, Citizen Science, waterway monitoring event. Over the month of October Australians are encouraged to discover how healthy their local waterways and wetlands are, simply by exploring and identifying what waterbugs live in…


Citizen Science at Scotchman’s Creek

Regent St Reserve, Mt Waverley

Join us for some "hands on" science at Scotchman's Creek! Get into some citizen science with Yvonne Cabuang, Regional Project Officer, Melbourne Catchment Management Authority & Fred Bullock, Treasurer, Friends of Scotchman’s Creek and Valley Reserve.  Join both on an outing to Scotchman's Creek where they will  guide participants through the activity of sampling for…


Frogs and Dogs – Glenroy Library

Glenroy Library 737 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy, Victoria, Australia

Join Merri Creek Management Committee’s Waterwatch Coordinator and Dr Natalie Catalynd, frog researcher from Canine Ecological, to learn about the different types of local frogs. Meet a dog that “sniffs” out frogs and learn about frog species and populations via the fun, free and easy frog census app. Older children welcome.

Registrations essential.


STEM and Society: SealSpotters

Dr Rebecca McIntosh Mr Ross Holmberg Join Dr Rebecca McIntosh and Ross Holmberg from the Phillip Island Nature Parks team as they prepare to launch the annual SealSpotter Challenge, when citizen scientists around the globe jump online to count Australian fur seals and contribute to vital conservation research. The SealSpotter program allows anyone with a computer to help with the management and protection of our oceans by counting seals in images captured with a UAV drone. The count enables scientists to…

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