This April discover life on and off campus with QuestaGame.
Get involved - it’s free and it will contribute to real research
While you're out and about photographing nature you’ll also be mapping biodiversity by collecting citizen science data that will be made available for real research questions via the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).
QuestaGame players have recorded many new location records, undescribed species and biosecurity hazards which have subsequently proved valuable for scientific research and management.
The University bioQuest is open to anyone, anywhere - students, staff, and the broader community.
How to play
Throughout the month of April, submit photos of sightings, on or off campus, of wild animals, fungi and plants using the QuestGame app. The rarer your find, the higher your score.
Expert-verified identifications will be returned to all participants.
Your efforts could help the ANU claim the 'Champion Spotters' team trophy.
You can also gain extra points by providing correct identifications through QuestaGame’s Bio-Expertise Engine (BEE).
If you already consider yourself a bit of a nature expert, jump on BEE and help ANU win the 'Champion Identifiers' team trophy.
$250 USD in Amazon gift cards are up for grabs. Categories include the 'Best Photo' and the 'Best Find'. And all participants are in the running for the 'Active Adventurer' prize draw.
Follow @anu_science on Instagram during BioQuest
Eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) at ANU's Mt Stromlo Observatory - Meet the animals of the ANU campus
Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) on campus - Biodiversity monitoring at ANU