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Bird Walk with the Queensland Chief Scientist

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Queensland Museum

Melbourne Street

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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Sustainability & Science Showcase | Latest research, actions and ideas

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About the bird walk

Join us for a fun and educational bird walk with Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Hugh Possingham - a conservation biologist and passionate bird watcher. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the Queensland Chief Scientist and learn more about your local wildlife!

Wander along the South Bank gardens and the Brisbane River, listen for bird calls and be on the look out for many different types of Queensland birds. Hugh will inform and entertain you with tales about our featured friends who call Brisbane home. If lucky, we might see one of the three species of tern that fly up the river in the winter, or a striated heron that breeds in the mangroves. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!

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Please meet at the Wheel of Brisbane (Russell St, South Brisbane) at 6.45am for a 7am start. The walk will conclude by 8.30am.

About the Queensland Chief Scientist

Professor Hugh Possingham is a conservation scientist and mathematician who has held positions in the university, public and not-for profit sectors. He completed his PhD at Oxford University in 1987 as a Rhodes Scholar and prior to being appointed Queensland Chief Scientist he was the Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organisation operating in 79 countries. A winner of two Eureka Prizes, his most significant contribution to conservation was the co-development of Marxan, software first used to rezone the Great Barrier Reef, and now used in almost every country in the world to inform the expansion of their marine and terrestrial protected area systems.

He has supervised over 200 honours students, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows. His research group has always had a strong focus on bringing mathematical and statistical approaches to solving conservation problems.

He is an avid birder and citizen scientist, and he is currently on the board of directors of BirdLife Australia. Locally, he is Patron of the Friends of Sherwood Arboretum and President of the Friends of Oxley Creek Common.

About the Sustainability & Science Showcase

The Sustainability & Science Showcase is a free event where Queenslanders can be inspired to play a role in saving our precious planet.

The Showcase celebrates the inaugural global Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) taking place in Brisbane 12-15 June to foster sustainability knowledge and practice around the world.

Find out more about the event here.

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This is a free event for all ages. This walk is being ticketed to ensure the safety of all attendees. Capacity on this walk is limited, so we encourage you to register online to avoid missing out. Participants must provide full details as part of the event’s COVID Safe plan.

COVID Safe

For the safety of all attendees and workers, this event will comply with the Queensland Museum's COVID Safe plan. For more information about the COVID Safe measures in place, visit the Queensland Museum website.

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All personal information collected is in line with the privacy act 1988.

Contact information will be used only for the purpose of contact tracing. The information will be kept for a minimum of 30 days and deleted after 56 days following the Sustainability and Science Showcase.

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