CMS Biodiversity Roadshow

Saturday April 23rd 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bayside Park, Manly

Visit the shores of Moreton Bay for a guided exploration of marine habitats and biodiversity.

This biannual event is held in spring and autumn. It features activities and information that focus on habitats and organisms living in the bay, including:

  • guided shore and intertidal walks led by UQ researchers
  • displays of shorebirds, turtle skeletons, and microscopic creatures
  • citizen science projects in Moreton Bay, including CoralWatch and Reef Check
  • recordings of dolphins, snapping shrimp and singing fish.

These activities are free, family-friendly and suitable for all ages.

This year, our colleagues at the Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre will also be running two tours out on Moreton Bay (Quandamooka) aboard their vessel Inspiration. For the boat tours, participants must be a minimum of 5 years of age, with children accompanied by adults. Numbers are strictly limited, and registration is essential. Pop by the registration table near the undercover picnic tables from 8am to register your spot on the tours. Tour 1 will be departing at 8.15am and Tour 2 at 10.15am, with boat departing from William Gunn Jetty (next to Tide Cafe and Bar).

Register for guided walks when you arrive. Please bring sun protection and wear closed shoes that can get wet. This is a COVID-safe event, please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Hand sanitiser will be available at the event, and we advise patrons wear masks where they are unable to practice social distancing.

To find out more, email or visit our Facebook page UQ Marine.

CMS Science Experience Day

a marine science tutor delivers a presentationFuture students, teachers and interested members of the public can experience a day in the life of a marine science student at the CMS Science Experience Day.

The annual event includes an interactive lecture, hands-on lab activities, and a discussion about careers and UQ study programs.

To find out more, email

Moreton Bay Research Station Open Day

a girl inspects a seahorse in a jar

Every year, UQ’s Moreton Bay Research Station opens its doors to the public for open day.

Meet UQ researchers, students and station staff, and learn how their efforts are helping to understand and preserve local marine and terrestrial environments. 

Activities include research talks, equipment demonstrations, cruises, traditional knowledge sharing walks and art workshops.

Visit Moreton Bay Research Station for Open Day