Noosa academics and students support Biosphere Festival
Published on 18 September, 2012
The Biosphere Festival at Noosa on the weekend was all about celebrating community involvement and the environment and CQUniversity Noosa staff and students were well represented at the event.
In her role as Chair of Noosa Biosphere, Senior Lecturer Dr Sue Davis welcomed the Mayor who opened the event.
CQUniversity first-year students performed their highly engaging performance of Sunshine Coast Trees Got Talent, a presentation they originally created for an Arts course earlier in the year.
Students and staff member Angelina Ambrosetti were run off their feet at the 'Creative Kids' activities tent, with a range of hands-on activities profiling native plants and creatures.
Tourism Senior Lecturer Dr Scott Richardson was also on the program, at the speakers tent talking about the importance of place and announcing the winners of the Christy Fellows school sustainability competition.
"Participation in events like this helps to raise our profile in the local community. More and more people recognise that we are here now and they are very pleased to have a university campus based at Noosa," Dr Davis says.
"We appreciate the opportunity to make connections with other community organisations and to make a contribution."
Performers from 'Sunshine Coast Trees Got Talent'
Learning Management student Debra, whose daughter and friend came along to help with children's activities
An 'under sea' creation displayed during the Festival
Dr Sue Davis being interviewed during the Festival
An activity table display during the Festival