News: citizen 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.
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.
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).
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.