Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge - World Science Festival Brisbane 2017

""As part of the 2017 World Science Festival Brisbane from 22-26 March 2017, Brisbane City Council is proud to present Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge - an interactive, future-thinking challenge for Year 7 students.

The event will be held live at The Courier-Mail Piazza, South Bank Parklands on Friday 24 March 2017 in two sessions. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, renowned Australian TV personality and science communicator, will welcome students to the program, followed by a Street Science demonstration to inspire and excite young scientists and inventors.

The challenge is linked to the Australian Curriculum and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

Nominate your Future BNE Challenge team

Registrations are now open for schools to nominate their team for the 2017 Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge. 

Read the terms and conditions for participation in this event.

Future BNE Challenge prizes

Major prize

Queensland Urban Utilities, as a sponsor of the Future BNE Challenge, will pay (to value of $5000) for the winning school team (up to 10 Year 7 students and 2 teachers) to attend the Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference in Melbourne and present their winning Future BNE Challenge video on the conference main stage in front of students from all over Australia. Kids Teaching Kids is a student-led teaching and learning experience. 

Other prizes

There are six additional prizes for six categories with prizes for each category valued at $1000.

Prize terms and conditions

Read the terms, conditions and inclusions for the major prize and other prizes.

Join the Future BNE live stream and participate at school

Does your class have a question for Dr Karl on our water future? Want all your students to join in on the Future BNE action?

Registrations to join the Future BNE live stream, powered by Seqwater, are now open and registered classes will be able to participate directly from their classroom.

Special guest, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, will answer three questions submitted by live stream-registered classes.

Get your students thinking about water security - everything from hydrology to meteorology - and register for the live stream and submit your questions today!

Teachers will receive a digital live stream resource kit featuring curriculum links, pre-learning activities, challenge instructions and model building guidelines.

Experience more

Be sure to take advantage of the extra learning activities delivered on the day by Council’s engagement partners - Queensland Urban Utilities, Seqwater, Ocean Life Education and Nature Play Queensland.

More information

If you would like more information about the Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge:

Keep your students busy before and after your session with the exciting World Science Festival Brisbane.

Photo gallery from Future BNE Challenge 2016

View photos in the embedded Flickr slideshow below from the Future BNE Challenge 2016. Alternatively, view photos in Flickr.

Green Heart Schools Future BNE Challenge 2016 - World Science Festival Brisbane

20 February 2017