Migratory Shorebirds are extraordinary creatures.

‘Shorebirds are a diverse group of birds that comprise 10% of Australia’s bird species.  Most are migrants from the northern hemisphere.  They make remarkable long-distance seasonal migrations and face numerous threats to their survival during these marathon journeys.’ Queensland Waders Study Group.

Artist live sketching: Well-known Brisbane ‘Shorebird’ Artist Deb Mostert will be live sketching in the foyer throughout the Festival.

Migratory Wader display of images:  Enjoy a film projection of these extraordinary birds.

Floor Talk:  Collection Manager Heather Janetzi alongside other experts will share the fascinating flight journey these birds take across the world.

Shorebird Origami Making:  Help us create a Migratory Shorebird flock by making an origami bird to hang in our display.


About UQ at World Science Festival Brisbane

The University of Queensland is proud to partner with the Queensland Museum for the third World Science Festival Brisbane from 21-25 March 2018.

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 will showcase our expertise across all aspects of science through talks, panels and engaging science demonstrations during World Science Festival Brisbane.

Full program.


Queensland Museum & Science Centre, Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Queensland Museum