30-Day Challenge

Page last updated: Friday, 16 October 2020 - 2:44pm

Challenge yourself to complete 30 activities in 30 days during the Biosecurity Blitz from 19 October to 16 November 2020. 

Explore and survey what's living nearby

We developed a set of 30 surveillance activities following the five themes below to illustrate our relationship with pests and the environment. This should lead to a better understanding that by protecting plants we all support agricultural production, the environment and help boost our own economic development. 

Everyone who takes on these challenge will appreciate protecting plants from pests and diseases is a more cost-effective strategy to dealing with plant health emergencies, so you and your community can enjoy the great Australian lifestyle each day.

Take the activities with you on your journey and read them at your leisure.

Keep track of your reports with the Biosecurity Blitz passport and make reports using the MyPestGuideTM  Reporter app.

Make 10 reports to reach the Beginner level or complete all 30 activities to achieve Boffin status and win a prize.

What's a boffin?

  • a modern-day wizard.
  • a scientist, engineer or other person engaged in technical or scientific research and development.
  • a person with knowledge or a skill considered to be complex or arcane.

What's the prize?

IF you reach ‘Boffin’ status you will win:

  • An invitation to attend the virtual National surveillance workshop (9 to 10 December 2020).
  • A lifetime membership to the new Pest Surveillance Network Australasia Pacific (PSNAP), including:
    • A subscription to the SNAP newsletter to keep you informed of surveillance activities across Australasia.
    • Access to a news board to get the insider's scoop on upcoming professional development opportunities.

30-Day Calendar

  • The 30-Day Calendar provides a quick overview of what’s coming up for the month-long Blitz.
  • Start blitzing on 19 October and get your final reports in by 16 November, 5pm.
  • View the 30-Day Calendar anytime or download it and take it with you.