Sustainability and Science Showcase

The Sustainability and Science Showcase will be hosted at the Queensland Museum on Sunday 19 June to share the latest research, actions and ideas for saving our precious planet:

  • find out practical tips on how to be sustainable and why it matters
  • hear from innovators of eco-friendly solutions and community sustainability experts
  • discover Queensland citizen science projects and leading scientific research
  • learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and pledge to take climate action and build sustainable cities and communities.

At the free public event, the Sustainability and Science Showcase speakers will share their insights on using innovations in science and sustainability to protect our planet.

You will also get the chance to meet some of Queensland’s leading organisations, researchers and businesses who are at the forefront of research and community education. There will be exciting hands-on activities and workshops for the whole family to take part in.

Forum topics

Forum 1: Contributing to a sustainable city, starting with your home and backyard

Learn how small steps in your own home can build a sustainable future.

Forum 2: Protecting our world

Backyard biodiversity, green communities, what you can do you protect the planet and all its inhabitants.

Fun science activities

There will be exciting hands-on activities and workshops for the whole family to take part in including:

  • making a bird feeder
  • creating an insect leaf artwork
  • planting a tomato seedling to take home
  • meeting native wildlife at the Geckoes Wildlife exhibit.

You can also join the Queensland Chief Scientist Professor Hugh Possingham on a bird walk around South Bank to discover many different types of Queensland birds. Register your attendance.

We are hosting this event in partnership with Brisbane Sustainability Agency.

The Sustainability and Science Showcase celebrates the global Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2022 taking place in South Africa from 20-24 June and the Oceania Satellite Event held in Brisbane on 29 June – 1 July to foster sustainability knowledge and practice around the world.

2021 Forums

Inspiring speakers shared their insights on using innovations in science and sustainability to protect our planet. Topics included:

  • From preventing and recycling food waste to re-purposing unused goods, our experts will share practical tips and solutions to reduce your waste to landfill and explain how you can be a part of a circular…

    From preventing and recycling food waste to re-purposing unused goods, our experts will share practical tips and solutions to reduce your waste to landfill and explain how you can be a part of a circular economy.

  • Urgent action is required to successfully achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, hear from experts who are working towards effective and just climate action in Australia and learn how you can respond…

    Urgent action is required to successfully achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, hear from experts who are working towards effective and just climate action in Australia and learn how you can respond to climate change in your own community.