ACT Centenary Bioblitz

ACT Centenary Bioblitz

  • By Nick dos Remedios
  •  September 18, 2013
  •  Tags:  Blogs & news Citizen science Communications

From http://www.csiro.au/bioblitz

Join us for Canberra’s first ever collaborative race to identify as many kinds of plants, animals, algae and fungi at Black Mountain between Friday morning and Sunday afternoon!

When

25 October 2013, 10:00am – 27 October 2013, 2:00pm

Location

CSIRO Discovery Centre

North Science Road
Acton ACT 2601
Australia

About the event

A bioblitz comprises scientists, naturalists, citizen scientists and members of the public working together to record a snapshot of the region’s biodiversity.

Headquartered at the CSIRO Discovery Centre, all information collected will help assist the Atlas of Living Australia’s online portal to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy and benefit from Australia’s remarkable biodiversity.

How will the data be recorded?

Data collected will be recorded into the Atlas of Living Australia, a publicly searchable database of all the known plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms in Australia.

The Atlas of Living Australia’s mission is to share biodiversity knowledge by providing the tools for the community to capture, store, retrieve, visualise and analyse all data collected.

The Atlas has already been involved in two successful bioblitzes.

Their supporting tools such a mobile apps allow participants to captures images on their smartphones.

Join our first ever ACT Centenary Bioblitz. You never know what you will find until you start looking!

How can I be involved?

  • Lead a survey! If you have experience in collecting data on specific flora or fauna and would like to take a small group of people on a survey on Black Mountain then we would love to hear from you.
  • Assist a survey! We need volunteers to help with the surveys. This will involve being paired up with a leader and assisting them with recording, organisation and OH&S.
  • Come along! Come along during the event to join one of the surveys. The Bioblitz will be launched on the Saturday morning after a free breakfast.

For more information on how to register or get involved, email projects@molonglocatchment.org.au or call 02 6299 2119.

Find out more about the CSIRO Discovery Centre.