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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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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Tutor development: build narratives in your teaching and articulate your experience in your CV

16 August 2023 2:30pm3:45pm
This tutor development session has two parts. In Part One, you'll hear from invited guest presenters on how to engage your student audiences with narratives. In Part Two, you'll improve your professionalism by learning how to best articulate your tutoring experience in your CV and addressing the selection criteria in a job application. Registrations to be announced.
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Year 12 Biology Revision Days (online only)

18 September 2023 9:45am22 September 2023 1:15pm
Prepare for your external exams with revision sessions during your Term 3 school holidays. Registrations to be announced.

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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.
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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.

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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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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