WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD: Biodiversity and the Interconnectedness of Life

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Summary

The world is an amazing place where everything is interconnected, interdependent and dynamic!

Join Griffith University’s biodiversity experts who will showcase some of the fascinating natural systems that support all life on Earth as well as our collective wellbeing. From lifecycles of animal species to the entire ecosystems that support it, students will be asked to think critically in ways that are necessary to create a more sustainable future.

Moderated by award winning science writer and presenter Bernie Hobbs this program is recommended for school students in Years 4 to 6.

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD: Biodiversity and the Interconnectedness of Life is presented with Education Partner, QPAC.

World Science Festival Brisbane’s Digital Education Program is supported by BHP and BMA.

 

This digital stream is available to watch on demand until 11.59pm, Sunday 20 March 2022. 

Please follow the below steps to access the digital stream:

  1. Click the above link to access the livestream schedule
  2. Using the top menu bar, select ‘WED MAR 9’
  3. Click on the ‘watch replay’ button
  4. Please enter your email and this passcode: EDUCATION

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Guy Castley

Guy Castley

Speaker

Guy Castley

Guy is a terrestrial ecologist passionate about conservation and the environment. He completed his postgraduate studies in South Africa working as an animal ecologist for South African National Parks before...

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Kimberly Finlayson

Kimberly Finlayson

Speaker

Kimberly Finlayson

Kimberly Finlayson is a marine biologist and ecotoxicologist, with expertise in sea turtles. She has worked with sea turtles for many years, investigating how chemical contaminants effect various aspects of...

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Fran Sheldon

Fran Sheldon

Speaker

Fran Sheldon

Professor Fran Sheldon is a river ecologist whose research explores the relationships between hydrology, physical geomorphology and ecology in river systems, particularly large dryland rivers including the Barwon-Darling River and...

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School Information

This program addresses key curriculum, including Year 4 (ACSSU072), Senior Syllabus: Biology Unit 3.

 

Supporting Learning Resources

Threatened Species

In this resource you will examine a threatened Queensland animal, and create a Queensland Museum exhibit explaining why this species is threatened, and what you can do to help protect it.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 4 – 9
Biology

STEM Video: Ecosystems

This video with Dr Paul Muir, Marine Biologist, Queensland Museum, demonstrates marine ecosystems in a real-world application.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 6, 7, 9
Biology

Cost

Free

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PLEASE NOTE: Bookings close one hour prior to session start

Age Recommendation

Years 4 - 12

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