HATCHERY SCHOOL SESSIONS

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 2020 the Hatchery will be extended into an education program 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.

FEATURING

Patrick Couper

Facilitator

Patrick Couper

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John Healy

Manager

John Healy

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More Information

To book – Contact QTIX School Group Bookings
Complete the QTIX School Group Booking Request form

If you have any questions, please phone a QTIX Groups Bookings Officer on (07) 3840 7466.

Cost

Location

Queensland Museum & Science Centre, Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Age Recommendation

Students – All Year Levels

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