The challenge is to get outdoors and report what you find in your local environment, find as many habitats as possible and record as many species as possible.
How to participate
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.
Survey different habitats
- 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 Western Australia.
Build a reporting community
- Teach someone else how to make reports using one or all of the apps.
- 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.
Every report made for the 2019 School Challenge went towards helping protect our agriculture and food industries. In addition to this students got the opportunity to:
- Have fun and connect with nature.
- Learn about the importance of biosecurity.
- Better understand their local environment and the organisms within it.
- Develop their critical thinking skills through data analysis.
- Build relationships with other schools and community groups.
Individual prizes were awarded for:
- a report of a new or unrecorded species
- a new pest record
- best macro photo
- most reports made.
School prizes were awarded for:
- best extension with other schools and/or the community (via social media or other outreach)
- most reports made in an area (by post codes)
- most participating students.
School prizes were awarded at the end of the Biosecurity Blitz period in November 2019.