operation possum

Operation Possum was a large-scale community-based study of possums in South Australia. This Citizen Science study was conducted by the Barbara Hardy Centre (UniSA) in conjunction with 891 ABC Adelaide radio between the 20th of August and the 20th of November, 2008.

fauNature’s James Smith assisted the Barbara Hardy Centre researchers and 891 ABC staff in formulating and delivering this exciting program.

All South Australians were invited to participate in this research via an online survey. People also participated by sending in stories, pictures and photos. A broad range of educational materials were developed by UniSA and fauNature for Operation Possum, and participating schools wrote reports on their observations.

The data collected during Operation Possum, from over 2,300 surveys, was analysed, with results and stories published in a fantastic book – Possum-tail Tree.

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