What's on: The rise and rise of citizen science: Frog ID

Hear about the latest trends in citizen science and learn about Australia's first national frog count from Dr Jodi Rowley.

Jodi Rowley and Godzilla celebrate the launch of FrogID

Jodi Rowley and Godzilla celebrate the launch of FrogID
Photographer: James Alcock © Australian Museum

Event Type:
Special event
10 May 2018
06.00 PM to 07.30 PM
Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
Adult $20 / Concession $18 / Member $16

Public engagement with science is increasing around the world, in step with the widespread use of digital technology and smartphones. At the Australian Museum, collaboration with scientists has become a crucial way to cover large geographical areas.

Citizen science projects at the AM range from Cockatoo Wing Tags and Birds in Backyards, surveying native bird populations in Sydney and in backyards around the country, to Streamwatch, testing water quality in streams.

Our latest citizen science project, Frog ID, is Australia’s first national frog count, and will help safeguard the future of this threatened species. Run in collaboration with museums in every Australian state and territory, Frog ID makes it easy for anyone to help scientists discover where frogs are most at risk from habitat loss, disease and climate change.

Hear from Dr Rebecca Johnson, Director of the Australian Museum Research Institute, as she reviews citizen science trends, and from one of Australia’s leading frog experts, Dr Jodi Rowley, Curator of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Biology at the Australian Museum and UNSW, as she discusses Frog ID as a case study of ground-breaking citizen science.

6.00 pm: Welcome drink

6.30 pm: Talk and Q&A

Bookings essential. Cash-only tickets available at the door, subject to availability.



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