Win prizes as you compete to map the biodiversity around the University of Melbourne campuses.  

The Wildversity Spring Challenge starts in National Science Week (12 August), and runs until 30 November, 2017. It is free to join the fun! See the live results here.

To join the action simply:

 

Step 1. Download the 'QuestaGame' app (it's free) and join the Wildversity clan.

 
 

Step 2.  Submit sightings of the life you find as you explore the University of Melbourne campuses. You can also help identify others' sightings, through the 'QuestaLab' in the app, or through bee.questagame.com.

...and it's that easy! Read the challenge's rules here.

 
 

Image: Belenois java, by QuestaGamer MelindaCC BY-NC.

Your quest is to find and identify as much life as you can this Spring!

Submit your sightings through the fun outdoor mobile app, QuestaGame.

You'll receive expert feedback and points for your sightings based on their rarity, for location and season.

Sightings are verified through QuestaGame's network of experts.

 

Image: Chenonetta jubata, by QuestaGamer Andrew McCC BY-NC.

Prizes

Champion spotter - Prize TBA

Highest overall score based on sightings submitted.

Champion identifier - Prize TBA

Highest overall score based on sightings identified.

Best find - Prize TBA

Highest scoring individual sighting.

Image: Hydromys chrysogaster, by QuestaGamer Holly GolightlyCC BY-NC.

Best photo - Prize TBA

As judged through QuestaGame's Facebook page.

Why join the challenge?

The Wildversity Spring Challenge will empower you to experience, learn about, and protect the biodiverstiy of the University of Melbourne. 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 entry fee will help support QuestaGame's environmental partners (learn how).

QuestaGame Partners

For every sighting correctly identified through QuestaGame’s human-intelligence system, the BioExpertise Engine - or through an official QuestaGame partner site - the Pays to Know Nature Fund makes a donation to the environmental organisation of the participant’s choice. Our partners include: