04 Sep 💩Do your curious young ones like talking about poop?
💩Do your curious young ones like talking about poop?
They can talk about and explore a special type of poop all day long with this fantastic citizen science project! Scoop a Poop is a citizen science project coordinated by scientists from Macquarie University, in collaboration with Taronga Zoo and the University of Sydney. The project enables citizen scientists (that’s you and your young ones) to contribute to the global fight against antibiotic resistance. They want your help to collect possum poop!
Scientists running this project want to understand how and where antibiotic resistant bacteria are moving from humans to wildlife. To do this, they are studying common wildlife species (brushtail and ringtail possums) and screening their poop for antibiotic resistance genes. The samples you collect will help the team understand the impact of this important global issue on our native wildlife.
Curious? Head to the link below to learn more and join!