World Science Festival Brisbane Regional Schools Program

Friday, 16 March 2018  

The World Science Festival Brisbane returns to Queensland in 2018!

Queensland Museum is bringing this world-class event to Toowoomba with two programs on Friday, 16 March 2018.

Cool Jobs (Years 5 – 10)

The future of our job market is changing – so what does it take to do some of the coolest jobs on Earth? Meet amazing scientists with some of the most innovative jobs today and learn how they got there and what inspired them to choose their exciting and inspiring careers. Joining us for 2018 will be:

MADELEINE KERSTING FLYNN – is a Biomedical Illustrator who illustrates complex biomedical processes at the world-leading medical research institute QIMR Berghofer.

PROFESSOR JONTI HORNER – is an astronomer and astrobiologist who currently works in the Research and Innovation Division at the University of Southern Queensland, in Toowoomba.

DR PAUL OLIVER – is the Queensland Museum’s newest curator in the Biodiversity Program. Dr. Oliver is interested in the diversity, origins and conservation of Australasia’s animals and plants. He has participated in expeditions to some of our region’s remotest areas and described over 50 new species

  • Time: 1.00pm-2.00pm
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Cost: $10 per student
  • Capacity: 90 places in this session


Flight Club (Years 4 - 6)

Explore how the animal kingdom has perfected the art of flying, soaring, parachuting and gliding to survive within diverse habitats. In this hands-on workshop, you will get up close and personal with museum specimens, examine the unique features and adaptations that enable flight, and use the wonders of nature to inspire your very own winged creation.

  • Times: 9.30am-10.30am and 11.00am-12:00pm
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Cost: $5 per student
  • Capacity: 30 students per session


All school visits must be pre-booked.

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