Nature lovers invited to extensive free enviro expo

The free Sunshine Coast Open Data Expo will be held at Doonan Creek Environment Reserve on Wednesday, June 19. Photo: Contributed  

WHETHER you are interested in citizen science, work in the environment space or just love nature – then Doonan will be the place to be on Wednesday, June 19.  

The Sunshine Coast Open Data Expo is back at the Doonan Creek Environment Reserve on June 19 and the action-packed program is sure to inspire! 

The theme for 2024, citizen science will share how researchers across the Sunshine Coast are partnering with citizen scientists to increase scientific knowledge, collect data and share stories on many different topics in our natural environment. 

Sunshine Coast Division 9 Councillor Maria Suarez said the event would showcase how Council, industry and our community are working together to nurture and protect our natural environment.   

“Come along to the Sunshine Coast Open Data Expo to discover how listening, observing and recording nature can help you to connect, conserve and care for country,” Cr Suarez said. 

“Through engaging discussions, interactive workshops, and hands-on activities, attendees will gain insights into the valuable contribution citizen science initiatives offer to monitoring, preserving and restoring natural ecosystems. 

“From digital experiences like Story Maps to smartphone apps for data collection, and learning how the First Nations citizen scientists stored and shared data across generations, the event will also showcase the many ways to get involved.” 

Book your free ticket to the Sunshine Coast Open Data expo at Sunshine Coast Council’s events website  

Event details 

Sunshine Coast Open Data Expo 

Wednesday June 19, 9am-2pm 

Doonan Creek Environment Reserve, 219 Doonan Bridge Rd, Verrierdale 

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