How citizen science can power invertebrate research Citizen Antennae

How we can power invertebrate research through citizen science?


Come along for an evening of intriguing discussion to unlock the digital tools and hands-on opportunities though which communities can contribute to invertebrate research.


Insects and spiders are everywhere - and so are you! That's why we need the community's antennae tuned-in, observing and sharing what they see. Individuals, schools and community groups can all get involved and it's never been easier to use new technologies. Platforms like iNaturalist, apps like Questagame and events such as BioBlitzes can all empower people at the grassroots to contribute to scientific discovery.

Date: Friday 22 October

Venue: Lvl 1 Rainforest Discovery Centre, Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm

Panel members:

  • Dr Christine Lambkin (Qld Museum - Curator of Entomology)
  • Dr Chris Burwell (Qld Museum - Senior Curator of Insects)
  • Dr Michael Rix (Qld Museum - Principal Curator of Arachnology)
  • Jessa Thurman (PhD candidate at University of Qld)
  • Andy Howe (University of the Sunshine Coast, "Insect Investigators" program)
  • Dr Penny Mills (University of Qld and Entomological Society of Qld, Secretary)

This is a ticketed event. Finger food and cash bar available.

Register through Eventbrite for Citizen Antennae here.


Bug a Scientist

Can't make it to the Citizen Antennae panel?  

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