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Where’s wallaby? 45,000 citizen scientists help researchers save our species

Wildlife Spotter is the online citizen science project for National Science Week 2016, undertaken by ABC Science in conjunction with the Australian Museum and six different wildlife research projects. Supported by funding through the Citizen Science package, it’s giving Australian from all walks of life an insight into the research process. Australia is a vast

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Tarkine back what’s mine

Art and altruism are key with Art for Action, a fundraiser held to support the Wilderness Society’s campaign against proposed mining in northwest Tasmania’s Tarkine rainforest.

Proposed mines are expected to boost an economy struggling with high unemployment rates, but environmentalists warn of the dangers of short term thinking, claiming sustainable options will provide a longer term solution.

Tasmania's Inspiring Australia officer, Sarah Bayne

Selling science in our smallest state

People come to science engagement with a range of backgrounds, but there can’t be many who’ve worked cleaning convict bricks like Sarah Bayne has. Sarah is one of eight state and territory Inspiring Australia Officers who support science communication and engagement projects, help them gain publicity and enable local collaboration.