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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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On a mission to discover unknown Australian species

Insects image by Gordan Johnson from Pixabay.

Insect expert Dr Erinn Fagan-Jeffries from the University of Adelaide’s School of Biological Sciences, has thrown her support behind a new mission launched by the Australian Academy of Science’s Taxonomy Australia, to discover and document all unknown Australian species by 2050.

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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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