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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Bird in lake

Experience Ecology (school groups only)

20 October 2022 9:30am23 November 2022 2:00pm
Join us to complete three mandatory practicals in Unit 3 senior biology around the picturesque UQ Lakes. You'll also take part in a computer-based workshop on data analysis and scientific writing.
Free-living nematodes-teaser

Morphological and molecular identification of nematodes

22 November 2022 9:00am25 November 2022 4:00pm
Key features used to identify plant and soil nematodes; the ecological role of various trophic groups
bee on plant

Native bee identification and ecology (day workshop)

27 November 2022 9:30am2:30pm
An in-depth, hands-on workshop on the diversity, biology, ecology and conservation of Australian native bees. Learn laboratory skills in native bee identification, and meet native bee researchers. Attend in person. You're also invited to stay on after the event for our free, catered evening lecture where we'll present the outcomes of our native bee citizen science project. 
Students in study room

Year 12 Biology Study Days

27 September 2022 9:45am29 September 2022 1:45pm
Year 12 biology students can participate in three days of lectures, workshops and study groups to consolidate Unit 3 and 4 learning online. Join us online for each study day on 27, 28 and 29 September from 9.45am - 1.45pm. Registration and payment is required.

Native bee identification and ecology (day workshop)

11 September 2022 9:30am2:30pm
An in-depth, hands-on workshop on the diversity, biology, ecology and conservation of Australian native bees. Learn laboratory skills in native bee identification, and meet native bee researchers. Attend in person.
Student taking photo of turtle underwater

Experience Marine Biology

10 September 2022 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.
Koala sniffing persons hand

Experience Zoology and Conservation Biology

3 September 2022 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. Registrations to be announced.
bee hive in garden

An evening with native bees

31 August 2022 5:30pm6:30pm
A free public lecture introducing you to the lives and diversity of Australian native bees. Suitable for anyone interested in pollination ecology or sustainable gardening. Attend in person or online. 
Mosquito

Experience Entomology

13 August 2022 10:00am11:30am
Attend class as if you are at university, and learn about a diverse range of potential careers in entomology.
Pratylenchus thornei

Biological control of nematodes

25 July 2022 9:00am26 July 2022 4:00pm
The role of natural enemies in regulating pest populations; mass production and release of biocontrol agents; improving natural system biological control
Close-Up Photo of Person Holding Sand - Photo by Krisp Cut from Pexels

Modifying the soil biological community to improve soil health

22 July 2022 9:00am4:00pm
The complexity of the soil food web; interactions between soil organisms; the role of soil organisms in maintaining plant and soil health
Students listening to teacher

Experience Genetics (school groups only)

11 July 2022 9:00am19 July 2022 2:00pm
Complete practicals on DNA recombination, extraction, amplification and analysis, and consolidate your learning with a quiz. Registrations to be announced.

Experience Genetics (individuals)

8 July 2022 9:00am2:30pm
Year 12 biology students are encouraged to register to attend if you are not coming with your school in Term 3 Week 1. Registrations to be announced.
Bower bird

Year 12 Queensland Biology Winter School

4 July 2022 9:00am5 July 2022 5:00pm
Students commencing Year 12 in 2022 and studying senior biology are invited to apply for the UQ Queensland Biology Winter School (12QBWS).
Bee on flower

Year 11 Queensland Biology Winter School

27 June 2022 9:00am28 June 2022 5:00pm
Students commencing Year 11 in 2022 and studying senior biology are invited to apply for the UQ Queensland Biology Winter School (11QBWS).
Sea Urchin

Experience Marine Biology Webinar

16 June 2022 6:00pm6:45pm
Domestic and international students are invited to hear more about studying marine biology at the undergraduate level at UQ. Registrations to be announced.
White kangaroo

Experience Zoology and Conservation Biology Webinar

9 June 2022 6:00pm6:45pm
Domestic and international students are invited to hear more about studying zoology, ecology and conservation biology at the undergraduate level at UQ. Registrations to be announced.
Dragonfly

Experience Entomology Webinar

2 June 2022 6:00pm6:45pm
Domestic and international students are invited to hear about studying entomology at the undergraduate level at UQ.
students in front of laptops

Year 12 Research Investigation Webinar 4

2 June 2022 4:00pm5:00pm
Observe the second part of report writing in action.
students in front of laptops

Year 12 Research Investigation Webinar 3

1 June 2022 4:00pm5:00pm
Observe the first part of report writing in action.
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 online.
students in front of laptops

Year 12 Research Investigation Webinar 2

4 May 2022 4:00pm5:00pm
How to search for primary literature effectively, then how to read a paper efficiently.
students in front of laptops

Year 12 Research Investigation Webinar 1

27 April 2022 4:00pm5:00pm
How to plan your writing, focusing on developing a research question from a research claim.
Students in lecture

Data are Fun?! for Senior Science Teachers

22 April 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 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 laboratory

Year 12 Unit 3 Study Day (April 12)

12 April 2022 9:30am2:00pm
Year 12 biology students can register to participate in lectures, workshops and study groups to consolidate Unit 3 learning online. Registration to be announced.
Students in laboratory

Year 12 Biology Unit 3 Study Day (April 5)

5 April 2022 9:30am2:00pm
Year 12 biology students can register to participate in lectures, workshops and study groups to consolidate Unit 3 learning online. Registration to be announced.
Students in lecture

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.

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