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Celebrating World Science Festival Brisbane’s most popular activity THE HATCHERY, this education program reinforces Queensland Museum’s commitment to support and foster STEM-literacy. This exciting project invites students to learn more about loggerhead turtles and the impact of ocean pollution threatening the future of these marine favorites.
Guided by Queensland Museum’s turtle expert Patrick Couper, students will learn about the impact of plastic pollution on turtles and other marine creatures.
In the lead up to World Science Festival Brisbane 2019, and in conjunction with the festival team, schools are invited to produce a piece of artwork using recycled plastic materials to reflect their learnings about plastic pollution and the impact on our precious marine life.
Name a baby turtle!
The winning school will have a special opportunity to name one of our turtle hatchlings, as well as first priority entrance to THE HATCHERY during World Science Festival Brisbane in March 2019.
The finalist artworks will be showcased during the World Science Festival Brisbane in March 2019 at a Queensland Museum Network campus (closest to the entries) – Queensland Museum in Brisbane, The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich, Cobb+Co Museum in Toowoomba, to raise public awareness about the plight of marine turtles.
How to register
Teacher Handbook and curriculum links available here.