WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD: Biodiversity and the Interconnectedness of Life (Years 7-12)
9 March 2022
Playhouse, QPAC

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 and our collective wellbeing. From lifecycles of animal species to entire ecosystems that support them, 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 7-12.

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

 

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Guy Castley

Guy Castley

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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

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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

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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

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.

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

 

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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 

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

Coral Reef Ecosystems

In this resource you will explore how surface area and volume affect the productivity of corals, and how energy flows through a coral reef ecosystem.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 9, 10
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

$10 per student

Location

Playhouse, QPAC, Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

Years 7 - 12

Session Times

What A Wonderful World: Biodiversity And The Interconnectedness Of Life (years 7-12)

09 March 2022

60 mins 1:00pm

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