THE HATCHERY: School Sessions
9-11 March 2022
LEVEL 4, INVENTORY, QUEENSLAND MUSEUM

Summary

Come say hello to one of Australia’s cutest superstars at the World Science Festival Brisbane!

This annual turtle hatching is an important conservation initiative that allows intimate access to Australia’s precious Loggerhead turtles. Students can get a rare glimpse of hatching turtles in their incubation chambers and the first moments of their ocean lives as they meet a seawater environment in specially designed tanks.

This initiative is designed in collaboration with internationally renowned herpetologist Colin Limpus and Queensland Museum Senior Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians, Biodiversity Program and Chair of the Animal Ethics Committee Patrick Couper.

After the festival, the newborn turtles will be transported to the Sunshine Coast and released 20 kilometres offshore.

This program addresses key curriculum, including Prep (ACSHE013, ACSIS014, ACSIS012), Year 1 (ACSSU017, ACSSU211, ACSHE021, ACSHE022, ACSIS024, ACSIS029), Year 2 (ACSSU030, ACSHE034, ACSHE035, ACSHE034, ACSIS037, ACSIS042), Year 3 (ACSHE050, ACSHE051, ACSIS060), Year 4 (ACSSU072, ACSHE061, ACSHE062, ACSIS071), Year 5 (ACSSU043, ACSHE081, ACSHE083, ACSIS093), Year 6 (ACSHE098, ACSHE100, ACSIS110), Year 7 (ACSSU112, ACSHE223, ACSHE120, ACSIS133), Year 8 (ACSHE226, ACHE135, ACSIS148).

 

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Patrick Couper

Patrick Couper

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Patrick Couper

Patrick Couper is the Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians at Queensland Museum and has an active research interest in the taxonomy, ecology, biogeography and conservation of Queensland’s diverse reptile fauna....

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Please book into one session.

Maximum 72 students per session.

Session information

Due to the popularity of this event, only 36 tickets can be issued to each school (30 students plus 6 teachers/carers).

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled ticket entry time. For example, if your ticket time is 11am please arrive at the Museum no later than 10.50am.

The Hatchery is open to the general public after 2.30pm.

Session Times

Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 March 2022

11am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm and 2pm daily

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.

Large bags, food and drink cannot be taken into The Hatchery.

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

Accessibility

Patrons with special access needs- learn more.

Supporting Learning Resources

Little Learners: Marine Turtle

This animal is at home on land just as much as at sea. Tune in with our friend Chantal to find out what it is and discover a fun activity for you to try at home.

Contains curriculum links to:
Early Years, Prep, 1
Biology

Queensland Museum: Where the Research Happens

In this resource, students learn about current research and be a scientist, analysing evidence from millions of years ago, and then their local environment, to make predictions.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 7, 9
Biology

 

Cost

$10 per student

Location

LEVEL 4, INVENTORY, QUEENSLAND MUSEUM, South Brisbane, QLD,

Age Recommendation

Prep - Year 12

Session Times

The Hatchery: School Sessions

09 March 2022

30mins 11:00am

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

09 March 2022

30mins 11:30am

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

09 March 2022

30mins 12:30pm

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09 March 2022

30mins 1:00pm

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09 March 2022

30mins 1:30pm

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

09 March 2022

30mins 2:00pm

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

10 March 2022

30mins 11:00am

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10 March 2022

30mins 11:30am

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

10 March 2022

30mins 12:30pm

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10 March 2022

30mins 1:00pm

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10 March 2022

30mins 1:30pm

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10 March 2022

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

11 March 2022

30mins 11:00am

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

11 March 2022

30mins 11:30am

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

11 March 2022

30mins 12:30pm

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11 March 2022

30mins 1:00pm

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11 March 2022

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11 March 2022

30mins 2:00pm

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