Underwater Wonderland live STEM talk with Nikki Biskis

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Join us at the picnic tables at Gympie Bone Museum for an Underwater Wonderland live STEM talk with Nikki Biskis.

Nikki Biskis is a PhD candidate at the University of Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast campus. Her supervisors are conservation biologists and shark and ray experts Dr Kathy Townsend, Dr Barbara Wueringer and Dr Bonnie Holmes. She is studying population size and distribution of the 4 endangered sawfish species in Queensland. Her work involves tying together field work in the remote river systems of Cape York, and both recent and historic sightings of sawfish through newspaper articles and submissions from the public.

During this live STEM talk Nikki will finally be able to answer all those questions we have about the sawfish bill we have on display. How big was that animal? Which end has the oldest teeth? What happens if a fish gets stuck on one? What would it look like if we x-rayed it?…. So. Many. Questions.

Nikki will also take a DNA sample from our specimen live during the talk!

If you’ve got a sawfish story this is your chance to share it.

This is an all ages event. The Museum precinct at 8 Fraser Rd is a pet friendly venue. Free parking.

Thursday 16 December 2021 from 10.30am at Gympie Bone Museum 8 Fraser Rd Gympie.

Registration does not include entry to Gympie Bone Museum or Woodworks Museum. Drinks and snack will be available for sale.

This is a free event thanks to sponsorship from Gympie Regional Council, Queensland Government and Gympie and District Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank. This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


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