We host public events periodically, including lectures, workshops, symposiums and activities for schoolchildren. UQ students and staff, and members of the wider community are welcome to attend.

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Native bees on flower

Native Bee Identification, Ecology and Beekeeping (1/2 day workshops)

5 December 2021 9:30am2:00pm
An in-depth, hands-on workshop on the diversity, biology, husbandry and conservation of Australian native bees. Learn laboratory skills in native bee identification, and see first-hand the whimsical world inside a live native stingless bee hive and taste their honey!

Queensland Biology Summer School

18 January 2022 9:00am20 January 2022 5:00pm
The inaugural multi-day UQ Queensland Biology Summer School (QBSS) will provide you with a deep dive into contemporary topics in ecology, conservation biology, plant science, and zoology.
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Data are Fun?! for Senior Science Teachers

25 March 2022 9:45am2:30pm
Best practice in data processing, analysis, and report preparation, useful for new and returning teachers who implement senior sciences. You can attend in person or online.
Students in laboratory

Year 12 Unit 3 Study Day (April 6)

6 April 2022 10:30am2:00pm
Year 12 biology students can register to participate in lectures, workshops and study groups to consolidate Unit 3 learning, in person or online. Registration to be announced.
Students in laboratory

Year 12 Unit 3 Study Day (April 13)

13 April 2022 10:30am2:00pm
Year 12 biology students can register to participate in lectures, workshops and study groups to consolidate Unit 3 learning, in person or online. Registration to be announced.
Students out in the field

Biology Day for Scientific Technicians

21 April 2022 9:45am4:45pm
Join scientific technicians around the state for a biology-focussed professional development day, including aseptic technique, enzymatic reactions, plant biology experiments and field ecological surveying techniques.
Students in lecture

Data are Fun?! for Senior Science Teachers

6 May 2022 9:45am2:30pm
Best practice in data processing, analysis, and report preparation, useful for new and returning teachers who implement senior sciences. You can attend in person or online.
Student writting on notepad

IA3 Best Practice for Senior Biology Teachers

10 May 2022 4:15pm6:00pm
Tips and tricks to improve scientific literacy and writing in the context of the Research Investigation, useful for new and returning teachers who implement senior sciences. Attend in person at a host school or online.
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IA3 Best Practice for Senior Biology Teachers

12 May 2022 4:15pm6:00pm
Tips and tricks to improve scientific literacy and writing in the context of the Research Investigation, useful for new and returning teachers who implement senior sciences. Attend in person at a host school or online.
Women writting on notepad

IA3 Best Practice for Senior Biology Teachers

18 May 2022 4:15pm6:00pm
Tips and tricks to improve scientific literacy and writing in the context of the Research Investigation, useful for new and returning teachers who implement senior sciences. Attend in person at a host school or online.

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UQ-STAQ Senior Biology Day

26 November 2021 9:00am4:00pm
Join teachers around the state for our annual senior biology professional development day. This year, you can attend in person or online.
Bees on flower

An evening with Native Bees (twilight session)

21 October 2021 4:30pm6:30pm
An introductory workshop on the lives and diversity of Australian native bees for anyone interested in pollination ecology or sustainable gardening.
Bees on flower

An evening with Native Bees (twilight session)

7 October 2021 4:30pm6:30pm
An introductory workshop on the lives and diversity of Australian native bees for anyone interested in pollination ecology or sustainable gardening.
Whale diving

Experience Marine Biology

2 October 2021 10:00am11:30am
Attend class as if you are at university, and learn about a diverse range of potential careers in marine biology, and coastal and ocean science.
Cockatoo Red-Tailed Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus Banksii

Experience Zoology and Conservation Biology

25 September 2021 10:00am11:30am
Attend class as if you are at university, and learn about a diverse range of potential careers in zoology, ecology and conservation biology.
Students in laboratory

Five-day intensive bee identification workshop

Cancelled
4 December 2020 9:00am
This workshop is primarily an identification course, teaching participants to identify Australian bee specimens to Family and Genus, with the option of gaining experience in the use of species-level keys.

BrisScience: The science of stingless bees

15 June 2020 6:30pm7:15pm
This lecture will take you into the secret lives of stingless bees, both Australian and overseas species, and introduce you to Meliponiculture - the keeping and management of stingless bees.
Bees on flower

Half-day bee identification workshop

8 December 2019 9:00am1:00pm
In this workshop, you will be introduced to Australian bee diversity and anatomy and provided with the skills needed to navigate bee identification keys.