Scoop-a-Poop | A Citizen Science Project on Urban Wildlife

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Start: Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019 at 6:30PM
Finish: Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019 at 7:30PM

Cost: Free. Booking Required

Where: Sutherland Library
30-36 Belmont Street, Sutherland Show Map

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Find out how you can contribute to the global fight against antibiotic resistance in a most unusual way: by collecting possum poop!

An evening of fascinating possum—and poop—facts!

Scoop-a-Poop is a citizen science project on urban wildlife coordinated by scientists from Macquarie University in collaboration with Taronga Zoo and the University of Sydney.

Discover more about brushtail possums and their ecology, learn about antibiotic resistance, and get involved in this exciting project.

All workshop participants will be given a Scoop-a-Poop collection kit so they can collect samples from their yards (or local park/bushland). This event includes hands on activities and is suitable for anyone over 10. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

About the presenters:

Associate Professor Michelle Power is a biologist from Macquarie University. Michelle is investigating the spread of human-associated disease agents to wildlife such as bats, possums, Tasmanian devils, seals and penguins.

Dr Koa Webster is a postdoctoral research fellow and project coordinator of Scoop a Poop. She has research interests in wildlife health, including antibiotic resistance in Australian wildlife.

Associate Professor Clare McArthur is an expert on urban possum ecology. Her research addresses the fundamental question of how animals forage for food.

Enquiries can be directed to Sutherland Library on
phone 02 9710 0351
email library@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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