The University of Queensland, St Lucia


These Apprentices will explore how microfossils, which are fossil or fossil fragments that can only be seen with a microscope, have huge potential to resolve many longstanding tectonic and paleoclimate problems that occur in the ocean. Participants will have the opportunity to see and work with microfossils obtained from the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) conducted on board JOIDES Resolution, a seagoing research vessel that drills core samples and collects measurements from under the ocean floor to give scientists a glimpse into Earth’s development.  Apprentices will join University of Queensland palaeontologist, Sarah Kachovich to learn and ask questions about this intriguing science, and what it’s like to spend a day in her working life.

– Capacity limit of 24 per session
– Participants must be aged 15 and over
–  Covered footwear is essential.
– School and international study groups* must be accompanied by a teacher
* Basic scientific English language skills are essential.

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The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia

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