We are thrilled to announce that B4C has been awarded a Queensland Government Engaging Sciences Grant, and it has opened up a world of possibilities for us to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists. So far, we have implemented two incredibly successful events that we are excited to share with you.
First up, we had, What Bird Was That? – An Introduction to Birds & Citizen Science led by the knowledgeable Gary King. This workshop aimed to help kids and their accompanying adults identify bird species in Brisbane. Participants were taught how to use mobile phone apps for bird identification while contributing to scientific data. The session included an introduction to bird basics, a guided walk to practice identification skills, and a tea and debrief session.
Next, we had a Minibeast Workshop and Insect Safari. Michelle Gleeson (pictured right), the Bug Lady herself, led this workshop for kids aged 5 to 12. Participants had the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of insects and minibeasts through indoor displays and outdoor bug hunts. They learned about the equipment used by entomologists, set their own traps, and identified the creatures they found. It was an immersive and educational experience that sparked curiosity and wonder in every participant.
These workshops were proudly supported by the Queensland Government Engaging Science Grants.
Stay tuned for updates on upcoming workshops, talks, and activities that will ignite curiosity, spark imagination, and encourage young minds to explore the wonders of science