Science in the Hall

Science in the Hall, Pub or Cafe

More events to be advised

See the Events Calendar

Location of our events is usually the Rainbow Beach Community Hall

Goal:

The goal of 'Science in the Hall/Pub/Cafe' is to promote understanding of and enthusiasm for science in the

general public. This is achieved by getting scientists and the public to interact in a relaxed, social

atmosphere in a community hall, pub or cafe.


What happens:

Scientists conduct a presentation, panel, demonstration or performance in the hall/pub/cafe. If in the pub or cafe, it is usually conducted the main bar/lounge/eating area not a separate function room.

The public are invited to participate and ask questions.

Topics are debated and knowledge is shared.

Science in the Pub is usually pitched at adults but can include the whole family. Science in the Hall or Cafe is pitched at families.


Past Events

18 May 2019

As part of the 2019 Cooloola Bioblitz, there were 2 evenings of public presentations by scientists attending the BioBlitz.

Prof Geoff Monteith, curator of major insect collections at the University of Queensland for 16 years and at the Queensland Museum for nearly 30 years, told the story of the discovery of the new order of insects that began with the Cooloola Monster.

18 May 2019

All aboard! Portrait of an Environmental Activist

Ian (Longnose) Morris paid tribute to the late Dr John Sinclair AO (1939 - 1919) environmentalist and activist who created the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO).

18 May 2019

Woman of the Wallum

Fiona Hawthorne paid tribute to the late Maree Prior (1960 - 2019), ecologist, conservationist, diver, botanical artist and previous Coordinator for Cooloola Coastcare.

17 May 2019

As part of the 2019 Cooloola Bioblitz, there were 2 evenings of public presentations by scientists attending the BioBlitz.

Robert Whyte, spider expert, delights the audience with tales of the 37 spider discoveries of the 2018 BioBlitz

17 May 2019

As part of the 2019 Cooloola Bioblitz, there were 2 evenings of public presentations by scientists attending the BioBlitz.

Dr Don Sands and Andy Young, from Kangaroo Island in South Australia, a Helozelid moth expert spoke about the complex interactions between insects and their host plants.

17 May 2019

Speaker, Andy Young also ran a workshop on pinning the tiny Helozelid moths (pictured below with a pencil for scale).

8 December 2018

Brian Stockwell

Watershed Australia

Water Sensitive Urban Design or

"How to do drains better so we can catch more fish"

6 October 2018

Prof Doug Hilton,

a world leader in the family of tiny moths called Heliozelidae. A new species was discovered in the 2018 Cooloola BioBlitz.

24 August 2018

Dr Melodina Fabillo

Technical Officer at Queensland Herbarium, Department of Environment and Science

The importance of preparing proper botanical specimens and field documentation for herbarium deposit.

24 August 2018

Professor Susanne Schmidt

University of Queensland

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Cooloola’s Soil Ecosystems - The interface of plants and Microbes


25 August 2018

Robert Whyte

Spiders of Cooloola

25 August 2018

Dr Don Sands OAM

CSIRO (Retired) Honorary Research Fellow

Insect Interactions and Wildlife Conservation

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