Come along to the first talk in our new Citizen Science monthly series and learn about the Australian Museum’s FrogID app. Find out how you can get involved to record frog sounds in your local area and collect data that will help count and save Australia’s frogs.
Revolutionising the research process, FrogID represents the heart of citizen science: regular people making a difference. Australian frogs are in trouble; we’ve already lost 4 of our 240-known native frog species, with more nearing extinction. FrogID is an app allowing anyone with a smartphone to record frog calls to plot their locations and inform scientists about our frogs.
Hear why the app was developed, the goals of the project and the findings so far, from project coordinator, Adam Woods. He’ll teach you how to use the app to record frog croaks, whistles, bleats and barks and about the issues surrounding local frog populations. You’ll also learn some basic data collection skills so you can get involved in the project to impact the research and conservation of Australian frog species.
Presented with the Australian Citizen Science Association
Adam Woods, Science communications and project coordinator, Australian Museum
With over a decade of experience working in volunteer management and community engagement, Adam is passionate about encouraging people to enjoy nature while learning about their local environment. Currently undertaking a Master of Philosophy at the University of Wollongong, he’s curious about why people get involved in citizen science, and how we as practitioners can improve the experience.
Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA)
Formed in 2014, this member-based community supports, informs and develops citizen science through sharing knowledge, collaboration, capacity building and advocacy.
This is a free event. Bookings recommended as places are limited.
Saturday February 16 Customs House Library 2pm
Other Citizen Science talks
Thursday 21 February 2019 from 6pm to 7pm