In the lead up to City Nature Challenge 2022 (a global annual event that involves finding and recording lots of plants and animal species), we are interested to hear about your experience with citizen science.

Quick Poll

Have you been involved in citizen science before?

This poll has concluded.

I have monitored and recorded wildlife species for many years
21% (5 votes)
I know what citizen science is but I have not been involved
21% (5 votes)
I have no idea what citizen science is
46% (11 votes)
I have had some involvement with citizen science
13% (3 votes)
Total Votes: 24
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So what is 'Citizen Science'?

Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research. There are countless citizen science projects driven by communities all around the world. During 2021, the City Nature Challenge events held in Knox resulted in 400 different species being logged by the community as well as more than 1,000 observations being made in just four days! The community also observed 76 new species in areas they had not previously been recorded in Knox.


  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Initial engagement

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Report feedback and direction on citizen science

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Biodiversity Team
Phone 0438 566 906