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Claws on the Line

We've been coordinating school visits, an art competition and field trips to survey for the elusive Central North Burrowing Crayfish. This growing project, from the Bookend Trust’s award-winning science outreach team, is a combination of education and real science. We introduce students and the community to the biology and field survey techniques behind a real, long-term, monitoring project to inform the understanding and management of this species. You can hear more about how the project has developed from an ABC report from July 2015, when the concept was being trialled at Nixon Street Primary.

Junior scientists play part in protecting Tasmanian burrowing crayfish >>

Claws on the Line forms part of the Bookend Trust's NatureTrackers program, which enables communities to get involved with threatened species monitoring and management. Check out how YOU and your school can contribute on the NatureTrackers website.

Each September, we run school visits, community talks and an art competition, hand-in-hand with Andrews Creek Primary School — which has its very own Central North Burrowing Crayfish colony!

Sign up to Expedition Class &/or the NatureTrackers website for updates on this September's Claws on the Line activities. 

Claws on the Line project web page >>


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