The 2021 UQ-STAQ Senior Biology Day is available for high school teachers and scientific technicians to attend in person or online. The online offering is a simultaneous livestream of the in-person sessions. Recordings are available.

Draft program

Time Description
8am Doors open
Zoom link opens
8.30am Welcome & UQ update
Dr Gurion Ang, UQ School of Biological Sciences
9am STAQ opening address
Dr Mary Rafter, President, STAQ

Teaching strategy showcase

  • Adaptation of Dr G’s Storyboarding RI Tip by Wendy Cook, Immanuel College
  • Urban Ecology: using the Aussie Backyard Bird Count as an authentic learning experience for Unit 3 by Dr Caroline Taran, Mt St Michael’s College
  • Unit 3 Ideas by Jade Matijevic, Chisholm Catholic College
  • Unit 4 Ideas by Rachel Paterson, Good Shepherd Lutheran College
10.15am Morning tea
10.45am IA2 Marking Discussion* by Lauren Downs, Redlands College & Juanita Jacobs, Villanova College
12pm Lucky draw presented by STAQ and UQ School of Biological Sciences
12.15pm Lunch
1.15pm IA3 Marking Discussion* by Lauren Downs, Redlands College & Juanita Jacobs, Villanova College
2.45pm Analysis and discussion of EA Andreea Ryalls, Stretton State College
3.20pm Closing comments Dr Gurion Ang, UQ School of Biological Sciences & Juanita Jacobs, Villanova College
3.45pm Close

*All registrants will be sent deidentified copies of IA2 and IA3 to review and during the PD we will work in small groups to assess student work relative to ISMGs.

Parking on campus

Parking on campus is not free. The best parking for our PD is in the P1 and P2 carparks. More specific instructions and a campus map will be provided in our event reminders. Visit the campus website for more information.


The 2021 Senior Biology Day will be concurrently livestreamed using Zoom, for those who register for the online sessions only. Zoom links and more detailed joining instructions will be sent to you as event reminders via the email you provide upon registration. Please note that EQ servers may block the use of Zoom. It is recommended for you to attend the 2021 Senior Biology Day from home or in a host non-EQ school. Sessions are recorded and will be provided to registrants within a week of the conference.

COVID-safe event

Senior Biology Day is a COVID-safe event, adhering to government and UQ guidelines. Please follow all directions expected of you.