EIANZ News

Science Week: Find out what's in your backyard

Published 20 Aug 2015


The Tasmanian Division of the EIANZ recently teamed up with the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery’s Natural Science department to conduct a Citizen Science urban wildlife project.

Members of the public in the Launceston region were invited to submit evidence of the wildlife living in their gardens on or their property.

A selection of properties was then chosen for the installation of motion-sensor surveillance cameras to record evidence of the presence of animals, their behaviour and activities. The camera trapping technique allows for information to be collected without interfering with the animals. 

Find out what's been living in your backyard by checking out the results of the survey. They are currently being presented as part of National Science Week at the Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston from 13-23 August.

There's a full program of events. Find out more here →