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John Caldow

John Caldow has been program director for Bug Blitz Trust since 2008. In that time the Bug Blitz team have implemented over 300 environmental field events around Victoria, catering for students of all ages. Engaging students in citizen science projects has been a focus of interest for Bug Blitz and it has worked in partnerships with school students to create an online database containing some 400 records of invertebrates in central Gippsland. John believes that engaging students in hands-on explorations of biodiversity in local field habitats can stimulate a sense of wonder in nature and motivation for students to use field data in more purposeful ways, via citizen science.