The Centre for Marine Science supports and hosts a number of events throughout the year. Find out about upcoming events below.

CMS Biodiversity Road Show - 21 October 2018, 10am - 2:00pm, Captain Cook Pde, Deception Bay

an image of children looking at microscopesThe UQ Biodiversity Road Show is a mobile, interactive exploration designed to reveal the biological diversity of our local region to the public.  

This fourth Biodiversity Road Show is being held in conjunction with the Moreton Bay Wetlands Expo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Moreton Bay Ramsar Wetlands declaration. Hosted by the Redcliffe Environmental Forum and the Moreton Bay Regional Council, the event includes activities and displays by over a dozen community organisations at the Captain Cook Parade Park in Deception Bay.

UQ staff and experienced postgraduate tutors will guide attendees through an exploration of the different habitats and life forms found at the shore and throughout Moreton Bay. 

The event caters to all ages offering touch tanks with small animals from Moreton Bay, shark jaws, coral skeletons and sound recordings of dolphins, snapping shrimp and singing fish.  

an image of a child with fish jawsMicroscopes will be available to see some of the smallest creatures found in the sand, sea grass and waters of the Bay. You will be able to see wonders such as snails feeding up close, the host of tiny animals living on a piece of sea grass and the intricate beauty of planktonic animals. Tutors will be on hand to provide brief introductions to the animals’ biology and the ecology of their habitat. 

There will be guided shore walks open to those members of the public who have signed up online and have the appropriate PPE (Hat, sunscreen, closed shoes or diving booties).  

Underwater video from habitats around the western Bay will be playing on a large screen. You can even try your hand at identifying individual dolphins and whales from photos and hear about CoralWatch, Reef Check Australia and other citizen science activities taking place in Moreton Bay in which you can participate. 

All activities are family friendly and free so come join us!