|TODAY, the 13th of April is Citizen Science Day! To celebrate how about checking out some citizen science projects you can get involved in within South Australia? You can contribute from your very own computer, smartphone, backyard, or go exploring new environments around you.
Click on the project name to follow links for more information on each project.
FrogWatchSA: Record frog calls and information about the environment with your mobile phone to be an integral part of surveying frog species in South Australia.
Waterwatch: Track the health of your waterways – Waterbug Bioblitz coming to Strathalbyn in May, keep and eye out on their website for details released soon.
Burnside Urban Foresters: Attend workshops to learn about urban trees and habitat to then become a forester in the Burnside area.
MEGA Murray-Darling Microbat Project: Record bat calls around the Murray Darling region to help identify species and aid in conservation efforts.
TrendSA: Help discover how South Australia is adapting to a changing environment by monitoring.
Eyre Peninsula citizen science: EP has a range of projects to get involved in to monitor species, including malleefowl, goannas, koalas, echidnas, kingtides and birds.
Saving Nemo – IC-ANEMONE: Help protect clownfish and anemones by submitting information about their distributions to the first global database.
SA Whale Centre: Spotted a whale? Log your sighting to SA whale centre and find out when whales are present in your neighbourhood.
ReefWatchSA: Become a survey diver to monitor the changing environment of our oceans, recreational divers and snorkellers wanted!
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Seek by iNaturalist: A newly released app – use the power of image recognition technology to identify the plants and animals all around you
Wild Orchid Watch: Launching soon! Subscribe to their email list to get updates on this project where you can use an app to monitor orchids across Australia.
EchidnaCSI: Help scientists learn more about the secret life of echidnas and aid in their conservation by submitting photos and collecting their scats for molecular analysis!
FungiMap: Record, protect and learn about the amazing world of fungi.
QuestaGame: play a mobile game that takes you outdoors to discover, map and ultimately help protect life on our planet.
DigiVol: Help decipher museum collections by identifying wildlife in photographs, transcribing historical documents or capturing data from specimen labels.
CoralWatch: Help protect our coral reefs by monitoring coral bleaching with an easy to use Coral Health Chart – no training required!
Birds in Backyards: A research, education and conservation program of BirdLife Australia focused on the birds that live where people live where you can learn about your local birds, submit bird surveys and create bird-friendly spaces.
Wild Pollinator Count: Count native insects that are wild pollinators in your local environment and help build a database on wild pollinator activity.
TurtleSAT: Help declining turtle numbers by mapping the location of freshwater turtles in waterways and wetlands across the country
WomSAT: Help declining wombat populations who are suffering from sarcoptic mange by submitting sightings in the wild.
FrogID: Discover which frog species are around you by recording their calls, you can be involved by submitting recordings or by becoming an audio analyst yourself.