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 was held 28 April. Our next Roadshow will be in October so check back here in late September for all the details!

The UQ Biodiversity Road Show is a mobile, interactive exploration designed to reveal the biological diversity of our local region to the public. an image of a child with fish jaws

Our third Biodiversity Road Show will be marine-focused and held at the Wellington Point Recreation Reserve. CMS Director, Associate Professor Ian Tibbetts, along with 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, turtle skeletons and sound recordings of dolphins, snapping shrimp and singing fish. 

Microscopes 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 seaweed 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.

A/Prof. Tibbetts will lead 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). This part of the day gives attendees time and space to make their own explorations with expert guidance from UQ staff. an image of children looking at microscopes

Underwater video from habitats around the western Bay will be playing on a large screen. UQ researchers will demonstrate some common field research techniques and present a brief history of Moreton Bay corals. You can even try your hand at identifying individual manta rays, dolphins and whales from photos as well as hear about Project Manta 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!