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National Science Week : A place for everyone of all ages.

PNA Positive News Alert! And a perfect Sunday Morning ReadScience really is for everyone everywhere and this story is a great example of observation and it being the base of any research from the CSIRO level down to the backyard and citizen science realm. Everyday everywhere our observations are invaluable . And the opportunities to release the eagle eyes clarity of youth to the world around us has massive potentially positive consequences as is the case in this story about Ru and his wide eyed under water observations.“ At just 10, Rehan is one of the youngest Australians to have done so, behind at least one other — Brisbane girl Grace Fulton who researched owls from the age of four and later published a paper.” Rehan discovered the brown-spotted wrasse follows the octopus around as it uses its tentacles to forage for food, making it easier for the fish to also score a feed. “It’s not a massive research project but what was important, or what was exciting about this, is getting a child involved in actual research.” Having had a taste of science, Rehan now dreams of being a scientist in the future. So it could be Like Re at the coast in the water , or it could be in the forest, or your backyard, park or local bushland . There’s so many places to peak imagination, exploration and pathways of connection that capture the heart for life and the world around us. Congrats Rehan. You are an example of a living, nature breathing, citizen scientist whose goggles to the world are an inspriation now for many. Australian Citizen Science AssociationCitizen ScienceAustralian Association for Environmental Education Inc.Queensland Trust for NatureThe Nature Conservancy AustraliaNature NSWNature Educators Network AustraliaNature Educators NZNSW Early Childhood Environmental Education NetworkABC LandlineLandcare AustraliaGreater Sydney Landcare NetworkWA Landcare Network Inc