Hidden Vale Research Station enables researchers and students to develop next-generation wildlife management techniques and investigate solutions to conservation issues. We welcome our local secondary teaching community to attend an exclusive biology-focussed professional development day facilitated by Dr Gurion Ang from the School of the Environment.

Learn about cutting-edge research taking place at Hidden Vale Research Station, and engage in open discussion to draw curriculum links. Join a guided facility tour, and hear about opportunities for you to bring your classes to collect data suitable for use in senior biology and/or geography assessments.


2:45pmArrival and registration with light refreshments
3pmSetting the scene (Dr Gurion Ang, Director of Engagement and Advancement, School of the Environment)
3:05pmWelcome (Professor Avril Robertson, Associate Dean Research and Deputy Executive Dean, Faculty of Science)
3:10pmResearch showcase at Hidden Vale Research Station (Dr Julia Hoy, Research Manager ex-situ conservation, Hidden Vale Research Station)
3:40pmDrawing syllabus links to senior biology and Australian Curriculum v9.0 through an open discussion (Dr Gurion Ang)
3:55pmShowcase of Hidden Vale Research Station educational services (Dr Dalene Adam, Hidden Vale Research Station Manager)
4:10pmClosing remarks followed by afternoon tea and networking (Professor Steve Chenoweth, Head of School, School of the Environment)
Optional small group guided tours of Hidden Vale Research Station at 4:20pm, 4:35pm and 4:45pm

This is a free event for invited lead biology teachers and science department heads from schools in the Lockyer Valley, Toowoomba, and surrounds.

If you are a school based in the region and would like to express your interest to attend, please contact Dr Gurion Ang: gurion.ang@uq.edu.au

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