Science in the DARK

Friday 19 November, 5.30-9.30pm, Thomas Crawford BBQ Area, UTAS Sandy Bay Campus

Register for this event here

This event is free but to help cover our costs and keep SciPub sustainable, please donate if you can. The ticket check out has a donate option – if you’re able to, please select this and help keep us afloat and running great events like this!


Activities will include birds, mammals, frogs and bat walks, freshwater insect activities, indigenous astronomy, moon and planet gazing.

The nature-based activities will contribute to the citizen science efforts of the Great Southern Bioblitz!

Want to know more about the Bioblitz?

A ‘Bioblitz’ is a citizen science activity that collects information on biodiversity in a local area.

Some of our activities will contribute to the Great Southern Bioblitz by identifying the critters we see and find and logging them using the iNaturalist app.

You don’t have to participate in the Bioblitz to participate in the SciDark activities, but it is a fun way to contribute to citizen science!

If you’re keen and interested in checking out iNaturalist beforehand there are some great quick video tutorials here.

We’ll also have people there on the day to help you out.


SciDark will be operating as a Covid-safe event, following health advice and restrictions set by the Department of Health and the State Government. Please make yourself aware of the most up to date restrictions and advice related to Tasmania, and events within Tasmania – and if you’re not well, please stay home!