The Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC) is kicking off National Science Week with a forum at the Mimburi Outdoor Education Centre, Belli Park on Saturday 12 August.
The Exploring STEM in the Mary River forum features Dr Margaret Cook, Research Fellow at the Australian Rivers Institute, Environmental Historian and author of a River with a City Problem, which examines south east Queensland’s history of flooding. The forum also includes presentations by experts and practitioners in their respective fields, who will provide an insight into some of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) involved in land and water management, and highlight some of the unique threatened species and ecosystems in the Mary River catchment.
The forum is targeted at everyone in the community who has an interest in exploring the role that STEM plays behind the scenes in protecting our planet and its resources. Those attending will hear about some of the latest resource management techniques including drone surveying for koalas, eDNA monitoring, the tiny creatures at the bottom of the food chain and the adventures of water in our landscape.
Cost is $10 per person, including morning tea and lunch. Bookings are essential as places are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.
More information and a detailed copy of the program are available.
Newspaper Hill Road is a dirt road, accessible by 2WD vehicles with care.