Join the Bush Blitz Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate National Science Week, we have launched the Bush Blitz Scavenger Hunt as part of the Sydney Science Trail. Individuals, groups and schools from across Australia are encouraged to take part in the scavenger hunt which closes on Sunday 20 September 2020. You can take part just for fun, or enter our competition to […]

What does a taxonomist do?

Imagine if we didn’t have names. How would you refer to your favourite sports person or singer when you’re talking to your mates? How would you introduce yourself to someone when you’re on the phone? If your medical record didn’t have your name on it, your doctor wouldn’t know it was yours and might give […]

There must be something in the water…

This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!  Upload images of three aquatic (marine or freshwater) plants or animals to the Backyard Species Discovery project, and enter by 2 September 2020, for a chance to win a copy of ‘Marine plants of Australia’ by John M. Huisman, published December 2019. If you’re […]