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

Participant

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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Mark Hamann

Mark Hamann

Participant

Mark Hamann

Mark Hamann is a marine biologist at James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville. His research focusses on the biology and conservation of marine turtles; examining their behaviour in relation to...

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Kate Hofmeister

Kate Hofmeister

Participant

Kate Hofmeister

Kate Hofmeister coordinates TurtleCare Sunshine Coast, a large citizen science turtle research project operating on the Sunshine Coast. Kate coordinates important research on the critically endangered Loggerhead Turtle in partnership...

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Microplastics and Environmental Health research group at UQ

Microplastics and Environmental Health research group at UQ

Participants

Microplastics and Environmental Health research group at UQ

The microplastics research team at the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS), University of Queensland, aims to better understand how plastics are released into the Australian natural and built...

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More Information

Please book into one 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). There is a limited capacity of 72 per session.

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.

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 

Visiting Queensland Museum

Supporting Learning Resources

The Hatchery Information Brochure

The Loggerhead Turtle eggs used in The Hatchery were collected from Mon Repos Beach on the Bundaberg coast. Approximately 180,000 eggs were laid on this coast during the 2021-22 nesting season.

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

Free, ticketed

Location

Level 4, Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

Prep - Year 12

Session Times

The Hatchery: School Sessions

09 March 2022

30 mins 11:00am

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

09 March 2022

30 mins 11:30am

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

09 March 2022

30 mins 12:30pm

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

09 March 2022

30 mins 1:00pm

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

09 March 2022

30 mins 1:30pm

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

09 March 2022

30 mins 2:00pm

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

10 March 2022

30 mins 11:00am

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

10 March 2022

30 mins 11:30am

EVENT OVER

The Hatchery: School Sessions

10 March 2022

30 mins 12:30pm

EVENT OVER

The Hatchery: School Sessions

10 March 2022

30 mins 1:00pm

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

10 March 2022

30 mins 1:30pm

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

10 March 2022

30 mins 2:00pm

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

11 March 2022

30 mins 11:00am

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

11 March 2022

30 mins 11:30am

EVENT OVER

The Hatchery: School Sessions

11 March 2022

30 mins 12:30pm

EVENT OVER

The Hatchery: School Sessions

11 March 2022

30 mins 1:00pm

EVENT OVER

The Hatchery: School Sessions

11 March 2022

30 mins 1:30pm

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The Hatchery: School Sessions

11 March 2022

30 mins 2:00pm

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