Science Teachers Association of Queensland (STAQ)

30 Jan 2018

Rowe Scientific Rural / Regional Secondary Student Awards

On 28 October, 2017, the above students from St Monica's College, Cairns, were the recipients of a Rowe Scientific Pty Ltd Rural/ Regional Secondary Student Award, in the STAQ science competition, at the University of Queensland (UQ).

In their film Manure You Know, Eliza, Claire, Georgia and Anna explain the importance of dung beetles in our ecosystem. They investigate why the introduction of dung beetles has positively influenced farms on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, and demonstrate how the belt transect method can be used to monitor dung beetle populations.

These 4 students also won the UQ Young Scientist Award as well as the Sleek Geeks Science Prize at the Eureka Awards. See the video  here. Well done ladies.