The challenges below are for teachers and students to get outdoors and report organisms they find in their local environment.
1. Learn how to make reports
- Make a report with one of our reporting tools.
- View yours and other's reports on the map.
- Learn about how biosecurity protects our industries and environment.
2. Survey different habitats
- Try to record as many species as possible from as many habitats as possible.
- Conduct a survey and find all the species in a local area.
- Participate in one of the Biosecurity Blitz activities.
- Research a pest that poses a biosecurity threat to Australia.
3. Build a reporting community
- Teach someone else how to make reports using MyPestGuide™ Reporter app.
- Join forces by partnering with another school to cover a wider area and range of habitats.
- Motivate your shire and local clubs to participate.
- Learn about Recognised Biosecurity Groups in your area.
- Devise your own survey to target a biosecurity pest.
Everyone will get the opportunity to:
- Learn about pests and how these affect us.
- Learn about the importance of biosecurity.
- Have a better understanding of their local environment and the organisms within it.
- Develop critical thinking skills through data analysis.
- Build relationships with other schools and community groups.
- Have fun and connect with nature.
Every report made through the School Challenge goes towards helping protect our agriculture and food industries.
Prizes to be won
Individual prizes are awarded for:
School prizes are awarded for:
School prizes are awarded at the end of the Biosecurity Blitz period in December.
- Take the '30-Day Challenge'
- Are you a beginner or a boffin?
- Sign up to the ‘School Challenge’
Other school competitions along the year
- October - Biosecurity Blitz
- August - QuestaGame for Schools let's you organise your own school to school competition to report biodiveristysightings and has two rounds for teachers and students during the school year.
- April - Ant Blitz
- April - QuestaGame for Schools uses a different app and is not managed by the MyPestGuide team. However, your sightings will contribute to real research and conservation.