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Educational resources


This page is allocated for teaching and training materials, at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, particularly (though not exclusively) materials generated by member groups and their individual members.


STAR Portal , established by the Office of the Australian Chief Scientist, offers access to a wide range of educational materials and activities by a range of public and private providers. The STAR Portal built on a recommendation of a brainstorm of educators in July 2015 organised by the Royal Society of Queensland.


Go Extinct! game launched

On 29 April 2018, Royal Society of Queensland member Ariel Marcy launched her free science game design platform, DIY Go Extinct! at the State Library in Brisbane. Over 35 youngsters, parents, teachers, and scientists came and created one-of-a-kind Go Extinct! games featuring evolutionary trees of Australian marsupials, megafauna, flowers, dinosaurs, venomous snakes, and citizens of the Great Barrier Reef! (available now at The venomous snake tree was the most popular. . Everyone left with a durable copy of their custom game and the platform continues to be live for families, game enthusiasts and classrooms alike to use worldwide. The free platform and the event were supported by grants from the Advance Queensland initiative and from the U.S. Embassy.

Estuaries - A Primer

A primer on the value of estuaries and the threats they are facing can be found in the Resources-Publications library.

Spiders at Woodfordia

This report of a survey in May 2019 at the Woodfordia site, illustrating with stunning photographs, has been supplied by spider expert Robert Whyte.