Become a citizen scientist

Finding out where certain plants and animals are can be difficult and time consuming for scientists, especially if the species are rare or threatened. But with your help, scientists can be in more places at once. Insights gained through the efforts of enthusiastic volunteer citizen scientists can help in conservation and recovery efforts for this region.

Projects

FrogWatch SA

Help build a state-wide picture of our frog species and what may be needed to help them. It's easy. Just use the FrogWatch SA website and FrogSpotter mobile app to record frog calls and where they occurred, then send the information to experts for ID and inclusion in a national database. You can even become a frog expert with some simple online training!

There are 28 described species of frogs in South Australia and nine of those are rare, vulnerable or endangered. Your information will help scientists to better understand which species are common and which are rarely found, and where work needs to be done to improve conditions for frogs, such as water quality and habitat.

The FrogWatch SA website and FrogSpotter app were developed with the support of Zoos SA, Beach Energy, the former Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and the City of Onkaparinga.

Other Citizen Science Projects

The Australian Citizen Science Project Finder is a place to discover and connect with citizen science projects in Australia. Developed in partnership with the Atlas of Living Australia, the project finder has been designed to help members of the citizen science community learn about other projects, and provide opportunities to volunteer or get involved.