SRI2021: Sustainability and Science Showcase

What is it?

Hosted at the Queensland Museum on Sunday 13 June, the Sustainability & Science Showcase will highlight the latest scientific research and present ideas for saving our precious planet:

The Sustainability & Science Showcase celebrates the inaugural global Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) taking place in Brisbane 12-15 June to foster sustainability knowledge and practice around the world.

Event details

Where: Queensland Museum – Corner Grey Street, Melbourne St, South Brisbane
When: Sunday 13 June
Time: 10am to 4pm

Exhibitors and Activities

Queensland Museum Whale Mall & Level 2 Eastern Terrace

You will 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 displays and exciting hands-on activities you can take part in.


Meet some of Queensland’s leading organisations, researchers and businesses who are at the forefront of research and sustainability education. Experience our interactive displays and take a pledge to address our global challenges.

Where: Whale Mall and Level 2 Eastern Terrace
When: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

QuestaGame tours

Grab your walking shoes and your mobile device and join the QuestaGame Eco-Hunt. A top-ranked QuestaGame player will take you on a guided tour through the South Bank area while spotting wildlife and doing exciting #citizenscience—think PokemonGO meets David Attenborough! Your Eco-Hunt experience will start with some tips on how to play the game prior to a short walk around the South Bank area.

Where: Whale Mall
When: Briefings will be held with the QuestaGame team at: 10.15 am | 11.15 am | 12.15 pm | 2.15 pm

Meet some wildlife

Geckoes Wildlife will present a wide range of Australian wildlife, allowing you a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the more, unusual and iconic fauna from all regions of the country. It’s a chance to not only see some of the secretive, nocturnal, underground, underwater and sometimes rare species, but also have your questions answered by the experts. There will also be opportunities on the day for a pat and maybe even a photo with some of the more ‘friendly’ animals.

Where: Whale Mall
When: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Scribbly Nature & Art Workshops

Join author and illustrator pair, Dannika Patterson and Megan Forward for an interactive workshop based on the picture book, Scribbly Gum Secrets—a story inspired by our local landscape. Dannika and Megan encourage children to explore the wonders of nature, through curiosity, hypothesising, problem-solving, teamwork and questioning. Participants will have the opportunity to create a piece of
sustainable art of their own, with all art materials recycled, upcycled or compostable. This 100% waste-free workshop is suitable for children from Prep to Year 6.

Where: Whale Mall
When: Sign up on the day for one of four workshops: 10.00 am | 11.30 am | 1.00 pm | 2.30 pm

Meet our exhibitors


Queensland Museum Theatre, Level 2

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Forum topics

Forum 1: Creating a healthy environment for your local flora and fauna to thrive

Learn how to protect our local ecosystems, care for our native wildlife, and create an eco-friendly backyard.

Hear from Professor Hugh Possingham, Dr Tobias Smith, Associate Professor Celine Frere and Claire Bickle.

Forum 2: How to reduce waste in your home

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.

Hear from Professor Peta Ashworth, Mark Barthel, Ned Heaton, and Yasmin Grigaliunas.

Forum 3: Australia’s progress on Sustainable Development Goals including climate action

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.

Hear from Professor Susan Harris Rimmer, Dr Paul Bertsch, Dr David Rissik and Naomi Edwards.

Meet our speakers

Photography of attendees

There will be photography/filming at this event. Your attendance constitutes your release, permission and consent to be photographed and/or recorded on any media.

Pictures and/or recording of you may appear in future projects from the Queensland Government and/or CitySmart and your presence her grants the right to use your likeness without any compensation whatsoever in perpetuity.

If you hare not happy for your image to be taken, please speak to one of our friendly staff on the day or email

Thank you for your cooperation.

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