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Updated 08/07/2016
Presented by University of Western Australia
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:

Once registered your kit/s will be sent to you and contain most of the items you will need, including return postage pack/s. You simply need access to a GPS device and be able to take a photo of the sample site. You will also need to provide a small digging implement - such as a trowel.


MicroBlitz is citizen science on a vast scale. Our super-sized, Western Australia wide environmental survey will underpin cutting-edge research into the biodiversity and health of our changing environment. How? By digging into the soil and looking at the smallest building blocks of WA's ecosystems - microbial DNA.

By working together with our community of MicroBlitz citizen scientists across the state, our research team at the University of Western Australia (UWA) will create what we call a baseline map.

The map will be a crucial point of reference that can be shared and used to monitor, manage and ultimately protect WA's precious environment. We're talking about data with the potential to inform a host of environmental initiatives and programs of local, national and global significance.

It's free, easy and fun - simply register online and we will send you out a sampling kit/s. We are particularly interested in connecting with people outside of the metropolitan area to help us create a complete picture of microbial activity across Western Australia.

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