Announcing our 2021 Brisbane education program

Written By
Jaclyn McTaggart

Queensland teachers and students will be able to explore the far reaches of the universe, deep dive alongside prehistoric creatures, and find out what an ant and whale have in common thanks to World Science Festival Brisbane’s new jam-packed 2021 Education Program.

World Science Festival Brisbane runs from 24 – 28 March and the two day education program will run from Wednesday 24 March to Friday 26 March 2021 to create opportunities for young minds to engage with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) outside the classroom.

Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said the World Science Festival Brisbane was excited to welcome teachers and students, parents and grandparents back in 2021.

“We have an incredible line up of conversations and activities that celebrates human curiosity and a desire to understand the world around us, to challenge assumptions and to always ask, why? And challenging young learners to be inspired by science and to embrace STEM subjects as a real and exciting option for their future,” Dr Thompson said.

Students will also be able to submit ideas for an outdoor installation or digital work demonstrating a connection between science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and the arts.

The winning designs, known as Curiocities, will be brought to life by the students, with the help of professional makers and put on display during Curiocity Brisbane (12-28 March 2021) and World Science Festival Brisbane (24-28 March 2021). Entries close 5pm, Wednesday 18 November 2020.

World Science Festival Brisbane 2021 education program includes

  • The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience – Enjoy seeing baby turtles hatching in the nursery at Queensland Museum, in person or live streamed!
  • Pioneers in Science –showcasing an inspiring group of scientists pushing the frontiers and how the work they do affects the way we live every day.
  • Light and the Solar System – a journey through space and time with astrophysicist Prof Tamara Davis.
  • Pandemic – The Race for a Cure: a panel of scientists waging the war on COVID-19.
  • Robotics and Engineering Workshops and
  • Curriculum-linked talks on Biology – The Circle of Life, Chemistry – The Science of Change, Life and Explosions and Physics – The Language of the Universe.

World Science Festival Queensland 2021 regional program also includes education events in Chinchilla, Gladstone and across Queensland Museum campuses in Townsville, Toowoomba, and Ipswich.

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Written By
Jaclyn McTaggart

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