MBRS has all the facilities necessary to conduct educational activities for senior high school and university groups including:

  • Lecture Theatre with adjacent Laboratory space
  • Teaching Laboratory
  • Research Laboratories
  • Wet Laboratory and 20,000 L reticulated aquarium system
  • Modern Audio Visual equipment
  • Library (Stradbroke Island Collection)
  • Computer room
  • Large tropical reef display aquarium
  • High speed microwave internet and WiFi service
  • Lab and field equipment

Lecture Theatre and/or Teaching Laboratory

This adaptable space consists of a dedicated lecture theatre space at the front and teaching laboratory at the back of the room. The lecture space can seat 75 and is equipped with modern audio-visual equipment including data projector and screen, CD/DVD/Video and amplifier with surround sound, white- boards, computer with high speed internet access and WiFi, and a lectern with microphone. Video-conferencing unit, overhead transparency, slide projector and poster boards are also available upon request.

The laboratory space at the back includes large tables with power points and side benches with laboratory sinks and fridge/freezer. Use of the room is flexible, with the option of removing the laboratory tables to provide a larger lecture space that can comfortably accommodate 150 people.

Teaching Laboratory

The second teaching lab provides another larger laboratory space for 60 students and includes audio-visual equipment, computer and WiFi access and white boards. Lecterns, video-conferencing unit, overhead transparency, slide projector and poster boards are also available upon request. This lab contains large tables with power points and side benches with laboratory sinks and a fridge/freezer. Scientific equipment can be moved to this laboratory space as required. Research labs and the research lab store are located adjacent to this space.

Wet Laboratory/Aquarium system

The Wet Laboratory is a chemical-free laboratory space containing a large, closed indoor saltwater aquarium (~20,000 L re-circulating system) as well as bench space, laboratory sinks and two large dissection tables immediately outside the laboratory. Bench space can be utilised for either salt or freshwater tanks requiring isolation from the main aquarium system. The main system has three large tanks (1,000, 4,000 and a 12,000 litres). In addition, three racks can house up to 12 standard tanks per rack. Racks can be dismantled and replaced by two 400 L round or 2 x 1000 L oval tanks or other tanks as required. A 1000 L self-contained aquaria is also available and can be either isolated or connected to the main system. Staff are available to provide groups with assistance in housing, caring and feeding of research animals.

Library/Computer Room

This multifunctional room contains modern computers, high speed internet (microwave link) and WiFi, networked printer and scanner, data projector and screen and a whiteboard for instruction. It also houses the Stradbroke Island Collection, a subsidiary library of the University of Queensland, containing books, videos/DVDs, educational CD-ROMs, theses and internet access to on-line journals and a reference-only library as well as a great collection of local island publications.

Research Laboratories

MBRS also has four research laboratories and two well-stocked laboratory stores which are available for educational use. Please see the Research Facilities page for more information.

Lab and Field Equipment

The station is well supplied with general laboratory and field equipment

Environmental Management System

Moreton Bay Research Station is situated in an area of significant environmental value and cultural heritage. The Station's Environmental Management System (EMS) highlights the importance that the University places on identifying and managing the impacts that the Station's activities may have on the environment.