Scoop a Poop for schools

Scoop a Poop for schools

About the program

We offer science outreach lessons suitable for students from Year 6 to Year 11.

Students involved in the project:

  • Attend an in-school lesson from one of our team of biologists, about antibiotic resistance in wildlife
  • Take home a Scoop a Poop kit
  • Collect possum poop at home (or in a local park or bushland area) and record sampling data using the mobile app
  • Return the kit to school

All students are 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 koa.webster@mq.edu.au

Antibiotic resistance test results

Looking for your sample's test results? If you used the app when you made your sample collection, you can check your results in the app!

Results from all the samples tested so far are available on our Results page (available from December 2018).

Stay connected

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