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Science blitz to celebrate biodiversity

HOBART will be honouring Threatened Species Day in September with a “bioblitz” weekend on the Queen’s Domain.

Bioblitzes are an enjoyable way to share the joy of science and add to the knowledge about local reserves.

The upcoming event, held from 2-3 September 2016, will see more than 25 scientists and naturalists work with the community to discover and record as many living organisms as possible in 30 hours.

As well as a range of hands-on scientific surveys, there will also be stalls and other activities available and a school-specific program on the Friday focusing on this year’s theme, “Extinction Matters”.

Threatened Species Day, which is held on 7 September each year, marks the date of the death of the last known thylacine in 1936.

The City of Hobart will be hosting the bioblitz through a partnership with the Bookend Trust and Latrobe Council.

For more information visit the Facebook page, Extinction Matters BioBlitzes 2016, or the booking website: www.extinctionmattersbioblitzhobart.eventbrite.com.au

Caption: The bioblitz will see more than 25 scientists and naturalists discover and record as many living organisms as possible in just 30 hours

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