Looking for something to do with the family this school holiday/Easter break? Something that will keep the kids and you occupied for a ……LIFETIME!
Then go ahead and download a copy of the Bournda EEC/Atlas of Life multi-touch book, “Exploring and Mapping our Living World – with the Atlas of Life and NatureMapr”. Created by Bournda EEC teacher Julie Donne, this wonderful teaching resource will be introduce you to the wonderful world of citizen science, where you can play an important role in mapping the biodiversity of our local region. Has that spider ever been sighted before? Is that bird out of its normal range? Has anyone sighted that butterfly at this time of the year? So many great scientific questions that could be answered through the sightings that you make in your backyard, local national park, on your farm….ANYWHERE!
Produced in partnership with the Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub and Sustainability Education Network and the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, the book features stunning images of local biodiversity by local naturalists. There are step-by-step instructions on how to use the NatureMapr app to record your sightings. Eventually the data you record becomes part of the CSIRO’s Atlas of Living Australia biodiversity database which has nearly 85 MILLION occurrence records.