The MEGA microbat, mozzie and movie event

18 August 2019

How are you celebrating National Science Week this year? We hope it is with us!

Join us for a FREE afternoon of lively citizen science project updates, activities for the kids and ending with a community screening of the Scinema Science Film Festival for 2019.

Have you ever wondered what microbat species call your backyard home?

Over the past two years, the MEGA Murray-Darling Microbat Project has been investigating which microbat species are found in the SA Murray Darling Basin region. Find out what we learnt through this project and what you can do in the future to help the bats in your backyard.

Led by the South Australian Museum in partnership with Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, University of South Australia and Mid Murray Landcare SA, people across a large part of South Australia borrowed Anabat units and set them up on their properties to record bat calls.

It didn’t matter what sort of backyard it was (in Murray Bridge or Mt Barker or out in the bush), microbats were there, proving that bats really are just about everywhere!

What about the mozzies – what have they been up to lately?

Citizen scientists have been out in their backyards helping to answer this question through the Mozzie Monitors project of the University of South Australia. This University of South Australia led project is aiming to better identify disease risks in South Australia. The project team will share with us their findings so far.

Are bats your favourite or mozzies? Let us know by dressing as bat or a mozzie. A prize will be awarded for the best mozzie and the best bat outfit. Big kids and little kids are encouraged to take part.




Murray Bridge Town Hall Theatre
17 Bridge Street
Murray Bridge, SA 5253

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