Mount Coot-tha is opening its doors to the World Science Festival Brisbane. The Botanic Gardens, the Queensland Herbarium and the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium have joined the team of City of Science! to create a suite of free events, tours and activations which will allow you to explore this precinct like never before !
Some of the activations will include:
Grab your walking shoes and your mobile device and join the QuestaGame Eco-Hunt during the World Science Festival Brisbane. A winner of the Australian Museum’s Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science, QuestaGame combines the fun of gaming with the joy of discovery of our natural world while collecting valuable biodiversity data.
Your Eco-Hunt experience will start with some tips on how to play the game from a top-ranked player prior to a short walk around the area. The player will provide tips on where to look for bugs and critters and how to take clear photographs and submit to the app. These submissions will be identified by the experts following which you will receive a score and feedback.
Departing at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm from the Lagoon Shelter Shed – Register your interest to [email protected] and download the QuestaGame app.
The Science of Movement
Have you ever wondered about the science that goes on behind the movements we often take for granted, like walking, running, jumping, or even kicking a ball? Are you interested in the changing way we can measure and understand elite sporting performance? Come and interact with a world class teams in exercise, sport and biomedical science. You can test your own agility, strength and hand eye coordination, all while being introduced to the big questions in sports and movement sciences. You will be able to participate in activities, ask questions and assist at demonstrations so come and join in the fun!
Bandstand: 9am – 2pm
Art in the garden
Cheep Trill Choir and some of the singers from the Earth Hour concert as well as Liesel Zink will transform your experience around the garden through music and dance
Pop Up events across the gardens between 10am and 12pm.
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