All Scouts in Australia are invited to participate in this unique competition being held from the 15 June to the 13 October 2019. Not only could your team win a trip to Canberra and meet a NASA scientist but you’ll be helping to develop new NASA technology to help our world.
Help validate satellite based land cover data.
This will be used to help with a large number of science areas including monitoring and reporting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and other ecological projects.
Form a team from members of your Scout Group, register and download the app. The aim is to earn points by the types and number of photos you take on your phone or other mobile device through the app.
Registering Your Team
Travel by a representative group from the winning team to Canberra (5-6 people). This would be done as part of GEO Week (4-9 Nov 2019) (https://www.earthobservations.org/geoweek19.php). The Canberra visit would include participation in the prize conferring ceremony, and visits to science based facilities (eg Questacon, and various national natural history collections).
Online “Meet a Scientist” sessions. This would be an online session with a scientist from a National or international science based Organisation. (eg CSIRO, NASA, Geoscience Australia).
2nd and 3rd Prize
Online “Meet a Scientist” sessions. This would be an online session(s) with a scientist from a National or international science based Organisation. (eg CSIRO, NASA, Geoscience Australia).
Prizes will be redeemed as a scouting group. Where reference is made to “representatives” it is intended that this would be a mix of youth and suitable adults (where appropriate).
Prizes will be redeemed no later than the end of 1st Term for the state involved.
When planning your activity it is important that you obtain permission from the land owner before entering any property. If you are planning to include activities in public parks and areas, we suggest that you contact the local council and/or the relevant park manager to let them know that you are participating in this competition and purpose of collecting the information.
Announcement of winners
Winners will be announced in the week beginning 14 October 2019.
Please note Branch/National Scout policy and rules apply to all Scouting activities