A woman wearing a down jacket and fleece headband smiles at the camera. She holds a smartphone and datasheets with one hand, while her other hand rests on her binoculars. Behind her are trees and, stretching off into the distance, a cloud-filled valley and mountains. Photo: Stephen Anstee.
Photo: Stephen Anstee


With NatureTrackers, there are lots of interesting and useful things to be discovered, and skills to be honed, for people of all ages across the community. Join in to learn and share what you know!

For schools

Every April, your school can prepare for the surveys through Expedition Class: Where Where Wedgie?

  • Learn how to find eagles and other birds, and explore their habits and habitats, through fun and fascinating videos, photos and discussion boards.
  • Connect with scientists online and outside.
  • Access free teaching resources tailored to years 1–2, 3–4, 5–6 and 7–9, aligned to Australian Curriculum: Science and across other curriculum areas.
  • Find more inspiration and information in 29 video and photo reports from the huge, first Where? Where? Wedgie! expedition in 2018.
  • Connect to a rigorously designed, local citizen science project where observation data (getting outside) contributes to a real investigation into the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle population.
  • Subscribe to NatureTrackers, sign up to Expedition Class, and check the Events Calendar to get the latest on all the Expedition Class opportunities each year.
Devonport High School students participating in Where? Where? Wedgie! surveys. Photo: Andrea McQuitty.
Photo: Andrea McQuitty

“Thanks for making this opportunity available to teach our kids about eagles — and inspire them about birds and science more generally!”

Nepelle Crane

What else?

If your school is in the area where Central North burrowing crayfish live, you can book in a Expedition Class: Claws on the Line school visit in spring and join in on the annual art competition! Students learn all about burrowing crayfish, threatened species, maps and ecology.

Subscribe to NatureTrackers and sign up to Expedition Class, and check the Events Calendar to get the latest on opportunities for potential school visits and the dates of the art competition each spring. You’re also welcome to contact us to let us know you’d like a school visit.

Three students from Andrews Creek Primary School pose with a model of a burrowing crayfish chimney which they have just created out of clay, in a white tray on a wooden picnic table, in an outside garden area. Photo: Clare Hawkins.
Photo: Clare Hawkins

For the wider community

A man and woman in their twenties, wearing life jackets and sitting in a kayak on water, with land in the distance, smile at the camera. The woman is holding up a pair of binoculars. Photo: Kelsey Picard.
Photo: Kelsey Picard

NatureTrackers projects are a great excuse for all the family to get outdoors and learn about nature and science. Children have fantastically sharp eyes and are a great asset for spotting wildlife. Learn and contribute together as you observe, identify and record what you’ve seen.

The projects are also a great opportunity to bring other groups of people together — from bushwalkers’ clubs to corporate teams, to any bunch of friends who haven’t caught up in a while — to learn new things, explore hidden patches of Tasmania and contribute to the science of nature conservation.

If you’re brand new to this stuff, dive into the Survey Resources for Where? Where? Wedgie! or just start having a go with Claws on the Line. Subscribe to NatureTrackers and check the events calendar to get the latest on opportunities for potential community workshops around Tasmania.

You’re also welcome to contact us to let us know you’d like to organise a workshop near you.

There’s also lots for everyone to explore on the Where? Where? Wedgie! science page, and in the News.

Three students from Sassafras Primary School work with clay in a white tray sitting on short green grass. Photo: Clare Hawkins.
Photo: Clare Hawkins