Scouts from across Australia have been joining in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count
for many years – it’s a great chance to get into the outdoors, use some STEM skills, and do your bit for the environment. The next event will be held from 21 – 27 October 2019, so there’s plenty of time to get involved.
Check out the website
for information, and what you need to join in. You may even consider running an activity with your Section before then to equip and encourage other Scouts to get involved. STEM and the outdoors are key elements of our program, and the Backyard Bird Count combines both of them perfectly!
Smartphones have opened a new world for citizen science. They allow us to use applications that give us tools to conduct science in the field, even if you have little prior experience. With spring arriving, it’s a great time to be getting outdoors more, and an active time for many plants and animals.