The Great Barrier Reef will feature at Brisbane’s annual World Science Festival for the fourth consecutive year with live marine creatures, hands-on activities and panel discussions.
The free ‘Reef Builders’ interactive display will be part of the festival’s Street Science event on 23 and 24 March, introducing visitors to the people, projects and animals working to build up the Reef right now.
Presented by GBRF and the Queensland Department of Environment and Science, ‘Reef Builders’ will feature marine touch tanks, a Reef creature creation station, interactive Love the Reef games, an Ocean Chemistry show, the Reef Traditional Owners and rangers working to save endangered green turtles, and other hands-on activities that highlight what everyone can do right now to help the Reef.
Tickets are also available for two signature Reef panel events:
Our Jewelled Seas: Future-proofing the Great Barrier Reef - 21 March, 7pm
Highlighting the state of the Reef and how science and innovation aims to limit, or even mitigate further damage, this panel discussion boasts UQ’s renowned Reef expert and GBRF International Scientific Advisory Committee member Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, GBRF Traditional Owner Program Director Liz Wren, and GBRF Traditional Owner Working Group member Traceylee Forester.
The Reef needs us: Saving our national icon - 24 March, 1pm
Discussing how people power is working alongside science to defend and preserve the Great Barrier Reef featuring GBRMPA's Chief Scientist and the powerhouse UQ duo of Dr Emma Kennedy and Dr Justin Marshall who are passionate about citizen science volunteering.