Your mission: map and protect the life of Australia.

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Represent your state. Contribute to science. Win prizes.

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SIGHTINGS

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IDENTIFICATIONS

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SPECIES MAPPED

 

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    It's FREE to join the adventure! 

    Anyone can join the Great Aussie BioQuest. Simply play QuestaGame during National Science Week (11-19 August, 2018).   Download the QuestaGame app and submit sightings of the life you find (animals, plants or fungi) within Australia. Or you can ID sightings through the app, or in QuestaGame's Bio-Expertise Engine.

    Share your adventures with the #bioquesting and #scienceweek hashtags on social media!

     

    Which state will be crowned Champions?

    Champion State - Highest overall score all sightings submitted within the state or territory's borders.

    Rewards for conservation partners

    Pays to Know Nature Bonuses

    The Australian organisation whose network score the highest for combined correct identifications will earn a Pays to Know Nature bonus of $100.

    Regional bonuses

    The Northern Territory based organisations whose networks score the highest for combined correct identifications (first prize $400, second prize $200, third prize $100).

    The Australian Capital Territory based organisations whose networks score the highest for combined correct identifications (first prize $300, second prize $200).

     

    Individual Prizes

    Champion Spotter

    Highest overall score for an individual based on sightings submitted.

    Prize: Australian Geographic Adventure Prize Pack valued at $148.80

    • Australian Geographic Weekend Travel Bag
    • AG Book: Australia Gone Wild
    • AG Polar Fleece S/M or M/L
    • Australian Animals playing card set

    BONUS prize for Australian Capital Territory:

    Highest overall score for an individual based on sightings submitted within the ACT - Prize: $50 WISH e-gift card.

    Top Spotters in ACT

    Champion Identifier

    Highest overall score from correct IDs provided by an individual (through the in-game QuestaLab or the QuestaGame's Bio-Expertise Engine) during the competition and until the time that all competition sightings have been verified.

    Prize: $50 WISH e-gift card

    BONUS prize for Australian Capital Territory:

    Highest overall score from correct IDs, against sightings from the ACT, provided by an individual (through the in-game QuestaLab or the QuestaGame's Bio-Expertise Engine) during the competition and until the time that all competition sightings have been verified - Prize: $50 WISH e-gift card.

    Top Identifiers against sightings from ACT

    Best Find

    Highest scoring individual sighting.

    Prize: $50 WISH e-gift card

    Active Adventurer Prize Draw

    One QuestaGamer who has submitted at least 3 eligible sightings within the competition period, drawn at random.

    Prize: $50 WISH e-gift card

    BioQuest prizes supported by Australian Geographic, and National Science Week grants.

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    Know your Quokkas from your Quolls?

    That's great! Then why not identify sightings through the Bio-Expertise Engine? You'll be helping budding naturalists learn, and ensuring high quality data for research (see QuestaGame's data on GBIF.org). You'll could even win the Champion Identifier prize!

    And why not choose an Australian environmental group as your cause through our Pays to Know Nature Fund? You'll be earning them rewards for each correct ID you provide.

    QuestaGame's conservation partners:


    The Great Aussie BioQuest is just one of many QuestaGame BioQuest that you can be a part of. BioQuesting with QuestaGame will empower you to experience, learn about, and protect the diversity of life on Earth. You'll be taken on an adventure into nature, where you'll see the life around you in a whole new light.

    • experience nature on real outdoor adventures.

    • learn secrets of the life around you with expert feedback on all your sightings.

    • help protect the environment 

      • your sightings will contribute to biodiversity research.

      • your correct IDs will help support QuestaGame's environmental partners (learn how).

    This National Science Week is supported by the Australian Government, with prizes sponsored by Australian Geographic, and National Science Week grants.

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