These Apprentices will explore how microfossils, which are fossil or fossil fragments that can only be seen with a microscope, have huge potential to resolve many longstanding tectonic and paleoclimate problems that occur in the ocean.

Participants will have the opportunity to see and work with microfossils obtained from the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) conducted on board JOIDES Resolution, a seagoing research vessel that drills core samples and collects measurements from under the ocean floor to give scientists a glimpse into Earth’s development.  

Apprentices will join University of Queensland palaeontologist, Sarah Kachovich to learn and ask questions about this intriguing science, and what it’s like to spend a day in her working life.

Cost: $10

About UQ at World Science Festival Brisbane

The University of Queensland is proud to partner with the Queensland Museum for the inaugural World Science Festival Brisbane from 22-26 March 2017.

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Held annually in New York since 2008 the World Science Festival is now one of the most celebrated science festivals in the world, and this year it's coming back to Brisbane!

The University of Queensland is proud to showcase our expertise across all aspects of science through talks, panels and engaging science demonstrations during World Science Festival Brisbane.



Ground floor, Steele Building (#3), The University of Queensland
Palaeontology Labs