[ASC-list] ACT: Calling all citizen scientists and backyard explorers

A.Nguyen at csiro.au A.Nguyen at csiro.au
Mon Sep 16 23:54:27 UTC 2013

ACT Centenary Bioblitz (25–27 October 2013)

With the weather warming up, Spring is the time to spring into action!

On the 25–27 October weekend, we invite you to roll up your sleeves and throw on your hiking gear for Canberra's first ever collaborative race to identify as many plant and animal species as possible living on the iconic Black Mountain Nature Reserve.

Headquartered at the CSIRO Discovery Centre, the ACT Centenary Bioblitz will bring together scientists, naturalists, volunteers and members of the public to record a snapshot of the region's biodiversity in a short period of time.

Delve into leaf litter, search under rocks and logs, peer up the trees, scan the skies then document your wildlife findings on paper or using a smartphone. Working alongside scientists, your sightings and photos will be logged into the Atlas of Living Australia's online database to help improve our understanding of local biodiversity.

The ACT Centenary Bioblitz is also a unique opportunity for budding citizen scientists to contribute to a genuine scientific survey, with the chance to add new knowledge to existing biological records.

Above all else, it's a really fun way to explore, listen, touch, smell and enjoy the great outdoors!

To register for a survey, book early online to avoid disappointment as places are limited:


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Anh Nguyen
Project Officer
Inspiring Australia (ACT) | CSIRO Discovery Centre
02 6246 5432 / 0477 327 132 | a.nguyen at csiro.au<mailto:heather.walsh at csiro.au> | www.csiro.au<http://www.csiro.au> | www.i<http://www.csiro.au/entomology>nspiringtheact.org.au
North Science Rd, Acton ACT 2601 | GPO Box 1700, Canberra ACT 2601

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