News: citizen science

SciStarter Australia is a new home for citizen science

SciStarter Australia app in use

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.

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Scientists seek your soil for century-chemical study

Soil garden bed credit Greta Hoffman

University of Adelaide researchers are calling on South Australian citizen scientists to donate soil samples from their backyard gardens for a study examining how widely spread per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are in our home gardens.

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Help make myrtle rust dust

Myrtle rust on Rhodamnia sessiliflora fruit credit Geoff Pegg

A citizen science campaign aims to find and track myrtle rust in Australia to reduce the impact of the invasive disease in Australia.

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New platform to energise citizen science

Citizen scientists taking part in the EchidnaCSI program on Kangaroo Island

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.

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EchidnaCSI recognised as a top Citizen of Science

EchidnaCSI wins Citizen Science Award for Outstanding Science

The University of Adelaide’s Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI) has received the Citizen Science Award for Outstanding Science at the inaugural awards for Citizen Science Projects in South Australia.

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New citizen science project creates a buzz in the classroom

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A new citizen science project, Insect Investigators, led by the South Australian Museum and involving the University of Adelaide’s Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries, will connect school students with scientists to document their local insect biodiversity and discover insects in their area.

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Echidnas, poop and creepy crawlies

Echidna in the wild

Leading science communicators from the University of Adelaide will join forces with a local echidna ecologist, to share their expertise in echidnas and insects in a free, interactive workshop on Kangaroo Island, as part of National Science Week (14-22 August).

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School students discover four new species of wasp

One of the four new wasp species discovered and named, Choeras ramcomamorata

Four primary schools in regional South Australia have been involved in the discovery and naming of new species of wasp as part of a trial of a new citizen science project led by the University of Adelaide.

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