Save the date this #EarthDay, Thursday 22nd April 2021!

This webinar, hosted by JNF Australia, The University of Queensland, and the Embassy of Israel in Australia, will discuss coral reefs in a world of extreme climate change.

Join us to watch the webinar in-person. We will be meeting in the Steele Building (03-206), St Lucia campus from 6:30pm to enjoy some fruit and a catch up and will be tuning in at 7pm to hear from world leaders in the field as they share the most up-to-date understandings of how we can save these precious resources. Hang around afterwards for a casual discussion of what we have learned and what is on offer at UQ.

We have an amazing line-up of speakers:

  • Professor Maoz Fine of Marine Ecology. Bar Ilan University & Interuniversity Institute of Marine Science.
  • Dr. David Wachenfeld. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Chief Scientist.
  • Moderated by Professor Salit Kark. Deputy Director of UQ’s Faculty of Science Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science.

If you can't join us in-person, register to watch the webinar from home! Find out more here!

Registration essential: Due to safety reasons and in line with current guidelines, registration is essential for this event.

Please note: All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times, and if you have travelled in the last 14 days, been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms, please stay at home. Where relevant, you will be required to provide your contact details for contact tracing purposes.

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About Earth Day 2021 Celebrations

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day marks the birth of the modern environmental movement. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans (10% of the total population of the United States) took to their streets, parks and auditoriums to call for a healthier, more sustainable treatment of the environment. Individual groups fighting against air and water pollution, fossil fuels, land clearing, soil erosion, the loss of biodiversity and the extinction of wildlife; all united on Earth Day around their shared common values. On this day in 1970, Earth Day achieved a rare political alignment with grassroots values which spear-headed policy change throughout the United States.

Learn more about the history of Earth Day here

'Restore Our Earth' 2021 Theme

Since 1990, Earth Day has since been celebrated across the globe, with 2021 marking the 51st anniversary of its mission to drive ‘transformative change for people and the planet’. This year's theme, Restore Our Earth, reminds us that as we return to normal, we can't go back to business-as-usual.



Steele Building (03)