Queensland: Your National Science Week Planned

  Last updated August 8, 2018 at 2:40 pm

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Our daily guide for National Science Week in Queensland.



In the sunshine state of Queensland, there are plenty of things to do for National Science Week.


To make it easy to sort through the countless events, here are some of our picks for the 9 days of incredible science outreach and activities.


National Science Week officially runs from 11 – 19 August.


Saturday 11 August


Wetland Wander – Gold Coast


Wetlands are one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. Wetland Wander is an art-science collaboration that aims to inspire engagement and conservation of these critical ecosystems.


It is led by wetland ecologist Fernanda Adame, sound artist Leah Barclay, walking/media artist James Cunningham, and multimedia artist Suzon Fuks. It incorporates knowledge from current and traditional landowners within Quandamooka (Moreton Bay), and Nywaigi, Gulgnay and Girramay countries (Queensland, Australia).


Where: White Box Gallery, Level 1 (G14), Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Southport, QLD, 4215


When: Friday 10 – Thursday 16 August, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Tickets: free, no bookings required


More information: scienceweek.net.au/wetland-wander-gold-coast


 


Sunday 12 August


Living Science at Eagle Farm Market


Get up close to some of CSIRO’s science. From bees to bionics and pulsars to proteins, we’re working on a huge range of exciting research projects.


Get hands-on and learn more about some of the many problem-solving projects we’re working on to make a difference to people, industry and the planet.


Throw your ideas in the mix with some of CSIRO’s classic and current innovations that will set us on the path to a sustainable future.


Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse, 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot, QLD, 4007


When: 7:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Tickets: free, no bookings required


More information: scienceweek.net.au/living-science-at-eagle-farm-market


 


Monday 13 August


Australian Brain Alliance EMCR Network North QLD Showcase


To celebrate the National Science Week, The Australian Brain Alliance EMCR Network is hosting a FREE showcase of some of the best North QLD brain science research. We welcome all to attend, whether you are an EMCR, or more senior, and work in the field of brain sciences.


Each of the 4 invited presenters will provide a 15-minute talk, followed by a catered networking event.


Where: James Cook University, 142-111 The Science Place, Douglas, QLD, 4814


When: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Tickets: eventbrite.com.au/e/australian-brain-alliance-emcr-network-north-qld-showcase-tickets-48315583210


More information: scienceweek.net.au/australian-brain-alliance-emcr-network-north-qld-showcase


 


Tuesday 14 August


STEM Stations


Take a tour of The Workshops Rail Museum, stopping at our National Science Week STEM Stations. Have fun learning with free, hands-on engineering activities offered to visiting schools. Explore principles of science, maths, engineering and technology as you take up each challenge by constructing, racing, propelling, testing and problem solving.


Sessions at 10am, 11:30am and 1pm, on August 13, 14, 16, 17.


Where: The Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich, QLD, 4305


When: Monday 13 – Tuesday 15 August, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Tickets: Places are limited, bookings essential, 07 3432 5100, info@theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au


More information: scienceweek.net.au/stem-stations


 


Wednesday 15 August


It Takes A Spark Conference


The “It Takes a Spark” conference connects female students and schools with inspiring female industry role models, has them share their current school based activities and projects, create networks of teachers and student teams, and solve social justice design challenges.


This conference is designed to be different. This conference is designed by students and teachers for students and teachers.


Where: Mt Alvernia College, 82 Cremorne Road, Kedron, QLD, 4031


When: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM


Tickets: 0411 270 277, office@spark-educonferences.com.au, spark-educonferences.com.au/it-takes-a-spark-notify-me


More information: scienceweek.net.au/it-takes-a-spark-conference


 


Thursday 16 August


The Great Debate: Greatest Discovery Ever Made


To celebrate National Science Week the Science Nation is going to determine once and for all what is the Greatest Discovery Ever Made. Join the fun and mayhem as the best, brightest and bravest science aficionados in the land do battle in a debate tournament of wits and wittiness.


Where: Queensland Museum, Grey Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101


When: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door, trybooking.com/WBAO


More information: scienceweek.net.au/the-great-debate-greatest-discovery-ever-made-2


You can also catch the Science Nation in VIC, SA, and NSW.


 


Friday 17 August


Fiftysix Creations in Mount Isa


Taj Pabari, 2017 Young Australian of the Year for Queensland and the Fiftysix Creations Family will share their ideas and solutions for future-proofing the next generation of creative young people.


This Parents and Educators Forum features three short presentations, a taste of our workshop programs and plenty of time to have your questions answered, or ideas heard.


Where: Mount Isa City Library, 23 West Street, Mount Isa, QLD, 4825


When: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Tickets: free, victoria@hellofiftysix.comeventbrite.com.au/e/inspiring-creative-young-people-parents-and-educators-forum-in-mount-isa-tickets-43513851100


More information: scienceweek.net.au/fiftysix-creations-in-mount-isa


 


Saturday 18 August


Creating Our World – DIY Appropriate Technology Workshops


The Engineers Without Borders “Creating our World – DIY Appropriate Technology Workshops” are interactive open workshops which aim to demonstrate how a career in engineering and science gives you the skills to make a difference in the world. Interactive open workshops are tailored for family and young adults but anyone is welcome!


The workshops focus on appropriate science and engineering applications in energy, water and sanitation hygiene, and housing construction.


Where: The Edge, Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD 4101


When: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Tickets: free, no bookings required


More information: scienceweek.net.au/creating-our-world-diy-appropriate-technology-workshops-8


There’s several other Creating Our World Workshops around Queensland.


 


Sunday 19 August


The Big Red Science Box


In celebration of National Science Week, the Queensland Museum, in partnership with Griffith University, will host the Big Red Science Box.


Visit for hands-on science fun from Griffith University, C&K Early Learning and other World Science Festival Brisbane partners.


Where: Queensland Museum, Crn Melbourne and Grey Streets, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101


When: Monday 13 – Sunday 19 August, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Tickets: free, no bookings required


More information: https://www.scienceweek.net.au/the-big-red-science-box/


 


Want to be part of National Science Week, anytime, anywhere? Check out SCINEMA International Science Film Festival – host your own screening or find a local screening.




About the Author

Kelly Wong
Contributing editor for News + Events and the online producer at Australia's Science Channel. I have a background in immunology, food blogging, volunteering, and social media. I'm passionate about creating communities on social media and getting them excited about science. I enjoy good food and I am on an eternal mission to find the best ice cream. Find me on Twitter @kellyyyllek

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