For schools

For schools

About the program

Currently we offer a science outreach lesson suitable for students in Stages 5 and 6 (Years 9 and above). A program for Stages 3 and 4 is in development.

Students involved in the project will:

  1. Attend an in-school lesson from one of our team of biologists, about antibiotic resistance in wildlife
  2. Take home a Scoop a Poop kit
  3. Collect possum poop at home (or in a local park or bushland area) and record sampling data using the mobile app
  4. Return the kit to school
  5. Optional online anonymous survey to give feedback about the project

All students will be able to view the test results from their sample once the laboratory testing is complete.

Each year a number of students, selected from across all the participating schools, will come to Macquarie to learn the DNA methods used to test samples for resistance.

If you would like your school to get involved, contact the Project Coordinator, Dr Koa Webster on (02) 9850 6289 or

Antibiotic resistance test results

Looking for your sample's test results? Download this pdf file and do a text search for your sample number.

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