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Up close and personal with Quinkan critters

March 20, 2017 by Bush Blitz
Spider expert, Dr Robert Raven, had to think like a tarantula to catch this specimen. If you think you're brave enough, check out this close-up footage of a few of the critters that he and other scientists have found on the…
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More visitors to the Quinkan lab

March 16, 2017 by Bush Blitz
A day after our school visit, the Quinkan Bush Blitz lab was thrown open to the community to share our work and finds so far. More than thirty locals enjoyed a sumptuous barbecue at the Laura Roadhouse, chatting with the scientists…
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Bush Blitz scientists go back to school

March 15, 2017 by Bush Blitz
See how our scientists go when they are asked to go - "back to school". Nine Laura State School students and three teaching staff shared their wonder for nature, hunger for learning and contagious enthusiasm with the Bush Blitz scientists during…
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Quinkan Bush Blitz underway

March 14, 2017 by Bush Blitz
At this time of year, it's hot and sticky in Quinkan country near Laura in Cape York. Collecting in the wet season has really paid off, as the trying conditions mean that few have attempted to collect during this time…
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Bush Blitz TeachLive – engaging high school students in science

March 10, 2017 by Bush Blitz
The future of conservation depends on the skills and tools of science teachers. High school teacher Keith Martin-Smith argues that field trips, real and virtual, are pivotal to engaging students. In a beautiful article written for the well known Wildlife Australia Magazine, Keith Martin-Smith…
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Bush Blitz Croajingolong National Park amazing footage

December 19, 2016 by Bush Blitz
Take a look at some of our great video footage from the Croajingolong National Park Bush Blitz. See zoologists in the field wrangling wriggly legless lizards and venomous snakes; marine specialists diving with playful seals and a beautiful baby humpback…
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