INSECT INVESTIGATORS: Uncovering Australia’s Biodiversity
10 March 2022
LEVEL 2, THEATRE, QUEENSLAND MUSEUM

Summary

In this exciting showcase of Queensland Museum’s special entomology collection join Senior Curator Christine Lambkin and Collection Manager Susan Wright who will spark your creepy-crawly curiosity and share their secrets about Australia’s scientific understanding and research happening right here at the Queensland Museum. 

Students will also learn from Andy Howe from the University of the Sunshine Coast how to contribute to these valuable collections through a powerful new citizen science initiative, INSECT INVESTIGATORS where scientists and schools are coming together to discover, document and describe Australia’s amazing biodiversity!

This program addresses key curriculum, including: Year 3 (ACSSU044, ACSHE050, ACSHE051, ACSIS060), Year 4 (ACSHE061, ACSHE062, ACSIS071), Year 5 (ACSSU043, ACSHE081, ACSHE083, ACSIS093), Year 6 (ACSHE098, ACSHE100, ACSIS110) 

 

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Craig Zonca

Craig Zonca

Moderator

Craig Zonca

Craig is one of the most recognised voices on radio in Queensland with more than 15 years behind the mic for the ABC. Craig currently co-hosts Breakfast on ABC Radio...

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Christine Lambkin

Christine Lambkin

Speaker

Christine Lambkin

Dr Christine Lambkin is the Curator of Entomology responsible for the Queensland Museum's collections of Diptera (flies), Coleoptera (beetles), Orthoptera (grasshoppers), Hemiptera (bugs), Phasmatodea (stick insects), and a number of...

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Susan Wright

Susan Wright

Speaker

Susan Wright

Susan Wright is a Collection Manager with the Entomology (insect) section at the Queensland Museum. She has a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Entomology, through the University of Queensland. Working...

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Hugh Possingham

Hugh Possingham

Speaker

Hugh Possingham

Professor Hugh Possingham became Queensland Chief Scientist in September 2020. He is a conservation scientist and mathematician who has held positions in the university, public and not-for profit sectors. He...

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Andy Howe

Andy Howe

Speaker

Andy Howe

Andy is an insect ecologist working with applied ecology across biocontrol in eucalypt forestry, invasive species, and insect-plant-human interactions in urban green spaces. He has worked on numerous citizen science...

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School Information

To book, complete the QTIX School Group Booking Request form.

If you have any questions, please phone a QTIX Groups Bookings Officer on (07) 3840 7466.

Please note the student to adult ratio – please see our Information for Schools page for details.

 

Accessibility

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COVID-19

The health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers at the Queensland Museum and World Science Festival Brisbane is our priority. World Science Festival Brisbane events in 2022 will operate in line with Queensland Government public health measures. Festival attendees aged 16 years or over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination (unless medically exempt) on entry to festival venues. Learn More 

 

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Supporting Learning Resources

I Am a Scientist: Investigating Insects

Examine a range of insects and the purpose of their external features.

Contains curriculum links to:
Year 1
Biology

Camouflage Master: Lifecycles

This learning resource has been designed to allow students the opportunity to get up close and experience first-hand the different life cycle stages of the Goliath Stick Insect, a local resident of many suburban backyards in South East Queensland.

Contains curriculum links to:
Year 4
Biology

STEM Careers: Dr Christine Lambkin, Entomologist

Hear from Dr Christine Lambkin, Entomologist, Queensland Museum.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 5 – 9
Biology

Cost

$10 per student

Location

Level 2, Theatre, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

Years 3 - 6

Session Times

Insect Investigators: Uncovering Australia's Biodiversity

10 March 2022

60 mins 11:00am

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