Citizen science project turns whale watchers into published scientists

Word Count: 901

20 years of citizen science records have revealed the recovery of humpback whales in Australian waters.

Interesting read showing students the relevance of getting involved in citizen science schemes and the difference they can make, with interesting links to Biological Sciences curriculum for years 6, 7 and 9.

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Years: 6, 7, 9

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Lifecycles, Living Things

Additional: Careers

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems