Citizen science

By staying curious about the natural world, recording what you find, and sharing your observations, citizen scientists help researchers better understand South Australia’s biodiversity and ecosystems.

Citizen science is when people like you and other community members collect data, make discoveries, and explore nature in collaboration with researchers.

You don’t have to be a scientist to join in. You just have to be passionate about learning how to collect information that helps us to better understand and protect our environment. It’s a great way to get out in nature – with your local school, community group, friends or family - and learn about our flora, fauna, ecosystem, soil, water and air quality.

The Northern and Yorke Landscape Board provides many opportunities for community members to get involved in collecting valuable data, including:

  • assessing surface water quality
  • groundwater monitoring
  • biodiversity surveys
  • evaluating land and soil condition.

For more information about citizen scientist initiatives across South Australia, read the South Australian Environmental Citizen Science Strategy.

Explore the diverse range of Citizen Science projects available in our region below: