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 favourites.
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 2020, 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 2020.
The finalist artworks will be showcased during the World Science Festival Brisbane in March 2020 at a Queensland Museum to raise public awareness about the plight of marine turtles.
How to register
- To register your school’s participation, fill out the online form or email [email protected]. (Please see the Terms and Conditions of Entry below).
- Registrations close Friday 22 November 2019
- Cost: Free
- Age Recommendation: School Years 4-7
- 22 November 2019 – Registrations close
- Terms 3 & 4 2019 – Collection and artwork development
- 5 December 2019 – Final date for artwork submission
- February 2020 – Finalists notified
- March 2020 – World Science Festival Brisbane
Teacher Handbook and curriculum links available here.
The Hatchery Crusaders is presented in conjunction with BHP Foundation.