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Open Wetware

March 3, 2018, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Like all green plants, algae can do the magic of turning water and air into sugars, fats and proteins. And some algae, like Spirulina can do this in saline, alkaline water that will grow nothing else. If not for Spirulina, there would be no flamingos (and certainly not pink ones).

Come and spend a few hours with our resident scientist as he shows you how to grown the green stuff at home.

It’s all about the wet, slimy and microscopic, along with the tools to look, explore and play and play.


*Thanks to Ken at www.spirulinagrowco.com.au for the use of his image.


  • Participants must be over 16 years of age
  • Please wear enclosed, flat footwear 

For more detailed information, please refer to our Booking Terms and Conditions.

To find out more about what’s on offer at The Edge, read up on our Fabrication Lab and community makerspace.


March 3, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Edge, State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Qld 4101 Australia


The Edge, State Library of Queensland
07 3842 9400