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Experience Science in the City with the Brisbane Greeters
Brisbane Greeters,World Science Fair Brisbane,Street Science!
An Invitation from Brisbane Greeters

It's a big week for Brisbane from March 9 to March 13. The World Science Festival has left its birthplace in New York and is headed Down Under. The Brisbane Greeters are always eager to show off their fair city, and now they are ready, willing and able to do that by scientific means. Just how clever is Brisbane? What better place to begin these greets than Southbank, where in 1988 our EXPO had the theme, Leisure in the Age of Technology.

EXPO '88 memorabilia,Leisure in the Age of Technology,Brisbanelog
Memories of Leisure in the Age of Technology

A lot of water has flowed under our bridges since then, in fact we have added a few more bridges to our collection, one of which has received world recognition from the scientific world of engineering. But even before the European brought his sciences to this country, the Aboriginal folk could have taught Galileo a thing or two. They knew that the tides were ruled by the Moon, and put this knowledge to good use when harvesting the sea. The stars were often their guides.

The Southern Cross as art,Brisbane Greeters,World Science Fair Brisbane,Ron Hurley,Geerbaugh's Midden,Kangaroo Point cliffs
Under the Southern Cross

Brisbane has been the home of many scientific firsts. The Brisbane Greeters will fill you in on the fiasco that was the first rocket launch. Ours was the first Australian city to experiment with electric street lights. There have been many medical breakthroughs in our research laboratories. Learn about them all.

The Science of Plants,Brisbane's original vegetation
Our Original Forests hold Many Scientific Secrets

Science is everywhere in our public art, in our parks and gardens, and in our sometimes treacherous river. Brisbane is a city of learning, and we will take you to one of our universities to see how it encourages the public to interact with its technologies.

Queensland University of Technology precinct
What does QUT have to offer?

QUT,Brisbane,The Cube,the Great Barrier Reef
QUT's Cube will take you on an exploration of the Great Barrier Reef

Precincts to be explored as well as Southbank are Kangaroo Point, the historic Botanic Gardens, and the Queensland University of Technology. Groups of ten will be taken on a 2.5 hour tour.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs,Brisbane,Brisbane Greeters Science Greet
A moderate level of fitness is required....

Kangaroo Point Cliffs,Brisbane,Brisbane Greeters Science Greet
to ascend the stairs of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Shield
What is the connection with Charles Darwin?

Transport for the day will include Shanks' Pony aka your own two feet, the free City Hopper Ferry, and free bicycles from CityCycles for those who book in advance. The greets will start on the half hour in front of the Wheel of Brisbane from 9.30am to 3pm on Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13. Bookings can be made on the website or by calling Brisbane Marketing during business hours on (07) 3156 6364.

Free City Hopper Ferry,Southbank terminal 3
The Free City Hopper Ferry

Clue up on Clever Brisbane with the Brisbane Greeters by participating in the World Science Festival Brisbane Street Science! Weekend. Meet you near the Wheel of Brisbane.

Jonathon Coleman,solar power,Sunflower,Brisbane,Kangaroo Point
Art powered by the sun

Water filtration,Southbank Parkllands,Brisbane,water conservation
Where is this water harvester?

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Why? To learn about Brisbane's place in world science history
When: Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13 on the half hour from 9.30am to 3pm
Phone: (07) 3156 6364
Where: Southbank,Kangaroo Point,Brisbane Botanic Gardens,QUT
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
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