The Sustainability and Science Showcase highlights the latest research, actions and ideas to help Queenslanders do their bit to protect the planet.
The Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist and the Brisbane Sustainability Agency are hosting a Sustainability and Science Showcase at the Queensland Museum to highlight the latest research, actions and ideas to help Queenslanders do their bit to protect the planet.
What is it?
The Sustainability and Science Showcase will share the latest research, actions and ideas for saving our precious planet on Sunday 19 June at the Queensland Museum:
Find out practical tips on how to be sustainable and why it matters.
Hear from innovators of eco-friendly solutions and community sustainability experts.
Discover Queensland citizen science projects and leading scientific research.
Learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and pledge to take climate action and build sustainable cities and communities.
Click here for the full Sustainability and Science Showcase program.
Inspiring speakers will be sharing their insights on using innovations in science and sustainability to protect our planet.
You will also get the chance to meet some of Queensland’s leading organisations, researchers and businesses who are at the forefront of research and community education. See the list of exhibitors here.
There will be exciting hands-on activities and workshops for the whole family to take part in including:
making a bird feeder
creating an insect leaf artwork
planting a tomato seedling to take home
meeting native wildlife at the Geckoes Wildlife exhibit
Backyard biodiversity, green communities, what you can do you protect the planet and all its inhabitants.
Hear from the following speakers:
Dr Tim Heard, Sugarbag Bees beekeeper, entomologist and former CSIRO research scientist
Ellen Porter, Conservation Volunteers Australia Project Officer who will discuss restoring wetlands, koala habitats and marine environments
Scott Chaseling, Brisbane Sustainability Agency’s Principal Program Officer of the Oxley Creek Transformation Project
Liz Gould, Principal Scientist at Healthy Land and Water and active citizen scientist
Prof Hugh Possingham, Queensland Chief Scientist is the moderator for this forum. Prof Possingham is an ecologist, conservation scientist and mathematician with a passion for citizen science, especially bird watching.
Time and venue
This forum will take place at the Queensland Museum Theatre (Level 2 – entry on the Whale Mall level) from 1pm-2pm on Sunday 19 June 2022.
Join the Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Hugh Possingham – a conservation biologist and passionate bird watcher, for a fun and educational bird walk.
Wander along the South Bank gardens and the Brisbane River, listen for bird calls and be on the look out for many different types of Queensland birds. Hugh will inform and entertain you with tales about our featured friends who call Brisbane home. If lucky, we might see one of the three species of tern that fly up the river in the winter, or a striated heron that breeds in the mangroves. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!
Time & venue
Meet at the Wheel of Brisbane (Russell St, South Brisbane) at 7:15am for a 7:30am start. The walk will conclude by 9am.
Some of Queensland’s leading organisations, researchers and businesses who are at the forefront of research and community education will be sharing their practical tips for leading a more sustainable life and protecting the planet…