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Gather your friends and family and come spend the day with us on beautiful Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). 

As part of the UQ Regional Roadshow in Moreton Bay, we'll take you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at UQ's world-leading marine research hub, the Moreton Bay Research Station

On this family-friendly day out, we'll take you on a deep dive into the marine conservation work happening at the Research Station. Experience hands-on activities, learn something new from our resident experts and enjoy this stunning location which is only a short drive and ferry ride from Brisbane. 

This event will run from 9:30am-2pm:

  • 9.30am – 10.30am: Morning tea and official welcome
  • 10.30am – 2.00pm: Plan your day with a range of activities
Event Details
Date: Saturday 30 July 2022
Time: 9.30am – 2.00pm
Venue: UQ Moreton Bay Research Station, 37 Fraser Street, Dunwich, Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) 
Cost: $20 per adult* / no cost for children. Includes morning tea and all activities. All proceeds will go to supporting research at the Moreton Bay Research Station.
 
*Refundable if you are required to isolate due to COVID-19
 
Choose from a range of activities to get the most out of your day:
  • 9:30 to 10:00: Morning tea - Downstairs patio

  • 10:00 to 10:15: Welcome to Country – Grass opposite the Station

  • 10:15 to 10:20: Welcome to MBRS, overview of the day – Grass opposite the Station

  • 10:30 to 11:00: Shellfish Reef Restoration - Associate Professor Ian Tibbetts – Downstairs lecture room

  • 10:30 to 11:00: Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) demonstation – MBRS courtyard

  • 11:00 to 11:30: Ground penetrating radar - Australian archaeology – Grass in front of the Station

  • 11:00 to 11:30: UQ Science Demo Troupe – MBRS courtyard

  • 11:00 to 11:30: Sustainable Urban Seascapes - Dr Vicki Martin – Downstairs lecture room

  • 11:30 to 12:00: Long-distance travellers: The migratory shorebirds of Moreton Bay - Professor Richard Fuller – Downstairs lecture room

  • 11:30 to 12:00: Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) demonstation – MBRS courtyard

  • 11:30 to 12:15: Kids workshop: The Secret World of Corals – Upstairs lecture room

  • 12:00 to 12:30: The remarkable recovery of the east Australian humpback whales - Professor Mike Noad – Downstairs lecture room

  • 12:00 to 12:30: UQ Science Demo Troupe – MBRS courtyard

  • 12:15 to 12:45: Ground penetrating radar - Australian archaeology – Grass in front of the Station

  • 12:30 to 13:00: Mud rising in Moreton Bay - Dr Alistair Grinham – Downstairs lecture room

  • 12:30 to 13:00: Presentation: Ned Heaton, The Turtle Tribe – Upstairs lecture room

  • 13:00 to 13:30: Science troupe demonstration – MBRS courtyard

  • 13:00 to 14:00: Goompi Trail - Indigenous knowledge sharing – Grass in front of the Station

All day events:
  • Marine stalls  –Upstairs kitchen and balcony

  • Touch tank – MBRS courtyard

  • Equipment display – MBRS courtyard (grassed area)

  • Research posters – Upstairs lecture room

 
Getting there: 
Travel to and from the island is not included in the cost. See information on ferry times and costs here.
Walking from Dunwich to Moreton Bay Research Station
Please note this program is in development – please check back closer to the event for the full details. Children must be accompanied by an adult.   

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$20 per adult* / no cost for children

Venue

37 Fraser Street, Dunwich, Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
Room: 
UQ Moreton Bay Research Station