UQ’s Biodiversity Roadshow
Join our second Biodiversity Roadshow, coming to the north end of Suttons Beach on the Redcliffe shore on Saturday October 14.
Led by CMS Director, Associate Professor Ian Tibbetts, and experienced postgraduate tutors, uncover the fascinating biological diversity of your local region.
Register to participate in a walk with Associate Professor Ian Tibbets to explore the local intertidal zone. Please note you will require a hat, sunscreen, closed in shoes or diving booties in order to join the walks.
The event caters to all ages – with touch tanks containing small animals from Moreton Bay; specimens of shark jaws; underwater video of feeding animals; and sound recordings of snapping shrimp and singing fish.
Use a microscope to see hosts of tiny animals living on a piece of seaweed and the intricate beauty of planktonic animals. Handle coral skeletons and learn about the surprising places within the Bay where live coral is still found. You can even try your hand at identifying individual manta rays from photos and find out more about Project Manta and other citizen science activities taking place around Moreton Bay.
Look for the blue Centre for Marine Science marquees just south of the Surf Life Saving Club.
All activities are family friendly and free. We hope to see you there!