This app was developed as a component of Ecolinc’s educational outreach program ‘Biodiversity of the Western Volcanic Plains’.

Ecolinc is a Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) Specialist Science Centre, specializing in environmental science curriculum programs for F-12 students and teachers.

Funding was provided by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) via a ‘Vision for Werribee Plains’ grant, and from DEECD Specialist Science Centre outreach funding.

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Design and development

Project Manager: Suzanne Clark

Design and Programming: CouchCreative

Species profiles were prepared by Ecolinc and Earthlines.

Photography/images and audio

Distribution maps and mapping support was made available by the Atlas of Living Australia. Many photographers very generously contributed their images to this project and are acknowledged accordingly.

Murray Littlejohn very kindly provided the frog list and all of the frog calls.

All other sound files were supplied by David Stewart Nature Sound.

Special Thanks

Thanks to Museum Victoria for the initial inspiration for this project.

Thanks to Neville Walsh and Jeff Jeanes from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne for their ongoing assistance and support with botanical nomenclature and taxonomy.

Thanks to the many DEPI and Parks Victoria staff who provided key information and contacts throughout the project.