Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

There are many avenues available to build scientific knowledge, to tap into a network of interesting people and to gain career experience in science or natural history.

You can join a group. To enhance that experience, you can volunteer to serve on a committee with your chosen group. This can make a big difference to achievement of the group’s mission.

Sign up for a newsletter – most groups have at least a newsletter for their members and some have a free electronic newsletter for anyone who subscribes.

Attend an event – there are several events every week. Check the websites of your favourite groups and check this Queensland Science Network website, which includes a link to the Advance Queensland and Inspiring Queensland events calendars.

Don’t forget the World Science Festival to be held in March 2022 !

Participate in a field trip, backyard survey or community event. Numerous opportunities to participate in citizen science through field trips, backyard surveys and group activities are available through QSN member groups. Check your favourite group and also the webpages of member groups the Australian Citizen Science Association (Queensland) and EarthWatch-ClimateWatch. You can look up projects in your locality or your chosen field of science with the ACSA Project Finder

Publish something. Scientists and naturalists with scientific information they wish to share have several options… Read more.

Contribute data to the Atlas of Living Australia, a collaborative, digital library of data about Australian biodiversity from multiple sources..

Donate money. All groups affiliated with this site engage in ‘public benefit’ activities, meaning that they are not commercially self-supporting. Numerous opportunities are available to make an enduring difference to our natural world. The tax-deductible Research Fund of The Royal Society of Queensland is an example. Donations may be made for any program of the Queensland Science Network via the Philanthropy page of the Society, or by clicking on the button below (you do not need your own PayPal account to use this button). Send an email via admin AT royalsocietyqld.org if you wish to suggest a purpose for the donation.

Specific initiatives

The Dead Tree Detective

Western Sydney University and the University of New England have set up a Citizen Science Project called the Dead Tree Detective. The aim of the project is to collect observations of dead or dying trees around Australia. It sounds a bit grim, but knowing where and when trees have died will help us to work […]

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The Pesticide Detectives: National Assessment of Pesticides in Waters

Interested to participate in a first of its’ kind exciting Australia wide Citizen Science project? Pesticide Detectives is an extensive project investigating the occurrence and concentrations of pesticides in Australian waterways. It is funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Business and undertaken by the Aquatic Environmental Stress Research Group (AQUEST) based at RMIT […]

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Finding a citizen science project

The Australian Citizen Science Project Finder has been designed to help people learn about citizen science projects and provide opportunities to volunteer or become otherwise involved.

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Grant opportunities

The Royal Society of Queensland Research Fund

This Fund has been established to support small-scale research projects in the natural sciences and social studies that escape the attention of mainstream funding authorities. For details see the Society’s webpage. Round 4 closes on 31 August 2021.

Forthcoming Events
6:00 pm Future Food: With a Serve of Sci... @ Food Connect
Future Food: With a Serve of Sci... @ Food Connect
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm
Love Science? Love Food?  Join Inspiring Queensland for an event at the intersection  To launch this year’s National Science Week in Queensland, Inspiring Queensland is inviting you to a delectable evening that will not only[...]
8:00 am Rangelands Conference
Rangelands Conference
Oct 4 @ 8:00 am – Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm
Desert Channels Queensland and the Australian Rangelands Society are hosting the NRM in the Rangelands Conference – Shaping our Future, 2021. The Rangelands cover about 80% of the Australian interior, spanning 3100 km east to[...]
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