The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience – School Session
24-26 March 2021
LEVEL 4, INVENTORY, QUEENSLAND MUSEUM

Summary

World Science Festival Brisbane’s annual turtle hatching is an important conservation initiative that allows intimate access to Australia’s precious Loggerhead turtles. Visitors to the festival 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.

In 2021 the Hatchery will also include online resources focused on the increasing threats of plastic pollutions to these special and endearing marine animals.

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 km off shore.

 

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Session information
Due to the popularity of this event, only 36 tickets can be issued to each school (30 students plus 6 teachers/carers).
Due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions a maximum of 36 people can attend each session.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled ticket entry time. For example, if your ticket time is 10am please arrive at the Museum no later than 9.50am.

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

Session Times
Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 March
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
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Extra resources

Problematic Polymers

It can be difficult to imagine modern life without plastic; this resource will explore the impacts of plastic on the environment.

Contains teacher notes, student activities and curriculum links to:
Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Biology / Chemistry / Geography

Marine Turtle Field Guide

This field guide has been developed as part of the Nest to Ocean Turtle Protection Program. Explore valuable information about turtle populations and where predator control activities are most needed.

The Hatchery Crusaders!

Check out the finalists and winner of the 2020 Hatchery Crusaders competition!

Little Learners I Marine Turtle I QMN

This week’s 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 teacher notes, student activities and curriculum links to:
Early Years: Prep and 1
Biology

Cut the glow to help turtles go

Marine turtles are in trouble and they need our help to survive. Learn why turtles need dark beaches and more.

Coloring in activity

Colour in this little guy before you come and see the real baby Loggerhead Turtles – did you get the colours right? Does your turtle look like the real thing?

Cost

Free, ticketed

Location

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

Session Times

The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

24 March 2021

30mins 11:00am

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The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

24 March 2021

30mins 11:30am

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The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

24 March 2021

30mins 12:30pm

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The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

24 March 2021

30mins 1:00pm

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The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

24 March 2021

30mins 1:30pm

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The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

24 March 2021

30mins 2:00pm

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The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

25 March 2021

30mins 11:00am

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The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

25 March 2021

30mins 11:30am

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The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

25 March 2021

30mins 12:30pm

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The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

25 March 2021

30mins 1:00pm

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The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

25 March 2021

30mins 1:30pm

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The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

25 March 2021

30mins 2:00pm

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The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

26 March 2021

30mins 11:00am

EVENT OVER

The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

26 March 2021

30mins 11:30am

EVENT OVER

The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

26 March 2021

30mins 12:30pm

EVENT OVER

The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

26 March 2021

30mins 1:00pm

EVENT OVER

The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

26 March 2021

30mins 1:30pm

EVENT OVER

The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience - School Session

26 March 2021

30mins 2:00pm

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