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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Data are Fun?! for Senior Science Teachers

3 February 2023 9:45am2:30pm
We'll cover best practice in data processing, analysis and report preparation for new and returning teachers in senior sciences. Join us in-person only at Corinda State High School.
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What are our native bees doing?

11 February 2023 11:00am12:30pm
This free public lecture provides a summary of the outcomes of our Engaging Science citizen science project about Australian native bees. The general public and citizen scientists registered for the project (aged 13 years plus) are welcome to attend in person or online.
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Tutor development: best practice and morning tea

15 March 2023 9:45am11:30am
All tutors are welcome to attend a development session to learn from experienced tutors and connect over morning tea. Registrations to be announced.
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Year 12 Biology Unit 3 Study Mornings (online only)

4 April 2023 8:30am5 April 2023 11:00am
Consolidate your learning of Unit 3 content during your Term 1 school holidays. Revise subject matter through interactive workshops, game-based quizzes, and exam-style questions. Registrations to be announced.
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Help me get started for my IA3 (online only)

23 May 2023 4:00pm6:00pm
This event is one night only. Join us for tips and tricks on how to develop your research question, find sources of scientific information and build a narrative for your Internal Assessment 3. This free webinar is for Year 12 biology students, but other science students and Year 11 science students are welcome to attend. Registrations to be announced.

Tutor development: information session

22 June 2023 10:30am3:45pm
All who plan on tutoring undergraduate or postgraduate courses, new tutors, and current tutors are welcome to attend an information session on the latest updates and employment expectations as a casual academic at the School of Biological Sciences. Registrations to be announced.
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Year 12 Queensland Biology Winter School

26 June 2023 9:00am27 June 2023 5:00pm
Students commencing Year 12 in 2023 and studying QCE senior biology or IB biology are invited to apply for the UQ Queensland Biology Winter School (12QBWS). Applications open at the end of Term 1, 2023.
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Year 12 Biology Unit 4 Study Day (online only)

30 June 2023 9:45am2:30pm
Consolidate your learning of Unit 4 content during your Term 2 school holidays, and gain a head start on Term 3 content. Complete interactive workshops, solve challenges, and exam-style questions. Registrations to be announced.
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Year 11 Queensland Biology Winter School

3 July 2023 9:00am4 July 2023 5:00pm
Students commencing Year 11 in 2023 and studying QCE senior biology or IB biology are invited to apply for the UQ Queensland Biology Winter School (11QBWS). Applications open at the end of Term 1, 2023.
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Experience Genetics (school groups only)

10 July 2023 9:00am19 July 2023 2:00pm
Complete practicals on DNA recombination, extraction, amplification and analysis, and consolidate your learning with a quiz. Registrations to be announced.

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Queensland Biology Summer School (for commencing Year 12s)

17 January 2023 9:00am19 January 2023 5:00pm
Take a deep dive into contemporary topics in ecology, conservation biology, plant science, and zoology and how these disciplines apply to the management and use of our environment.
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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. 
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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
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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.
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Year 12 Research Investigation Webinar 4

2 June 2022 4:00pm5:00pm
Observe the second part of report writing in action.
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Year 12 Research Investigation Webinar 3

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

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