Environment Centres’ School Learning Program booking enquiry form

Use this form to submit an enquiry to book an Environment Centres’ School Learning Program lesson.

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Requested activity details

All lessons are half-day in length unless otherwise stated in the description.

Bush Neighbours

This initiative teaches students about the importance of conserving natural habitats, keeping bushland and waterways free from pollution and creating wildlife-friendly gardens. Through tailored sessions with Council educators, students learn about native wildlife, connect with their local reserve and develop and deliver an in-school project to enhance their school’s native habitat. Teachers receive a valuable resource kit with suggested lesson activities for before and after the session, as well as Australian Curriculum links. 

Creek catchment assessment (Year 8, 10, 11, 12)

Students learn about creek catchments and gain a practical understanding of how human activity can impact water quality and biodiversity. Students compare the health of two sites by measuring water quality (including pH, phosphates, nitrates, dissolved oxygen, salinity and turbidity) and assessing riparian vegetation. 

Available options

  • half-day program
  • full-day program - students assess sites of your choice along a creek catchment. 

Creek catchment assessment - canoe option

A three-hour version of the half-day program using Council’s canoes to take your class into the heart of a creek system. 

This lesson is tide dependent. An Environmental Education Officer will contact you to discuss a suitable lesson time on your preferred date.

Creek discovery (Year 4 and 6)

Exploring our local creek environments, students examine how local catchments support the lives of people and other living things.

Creek discovery (Year 7 and 8)

Examining our local creek environments, students explore how local catchments support the lives of people and other living things and how humans impact these environments.

Habitats are homes

Students investigate different habitats to discover their importance and learn about how all living things are connected.  

First peoples, place and plants (Prep to Year 4)

Students explore the first peoples' history, traditional use of natural resources and connection to country. 

Available options

  • half-day program
  • full-day program

First peoples, place and plants (Year 7)

Students explore the first peoples' history, traditional use of natural resources and connection to country. 

Available options

  • half-day program
  • full-day program

Students are led on a guided walk through the Boondall Wetlands and discover all about the plants, animals and physical conditions of this environment. Also included is a self-guided exploration of the new environment centre.  Alternatively, the guided walk can be conducted at Nudgee Beach foreshore. 

Program can be adapted for the following year levels:

  • Year 4 – Life cycles. Living things & their environment  
  • Year 5 – Adaptations
  • Year 6 – Physical conditions of environments

Mangrove Ecology (Years 7 and 9)

Students learn how important mangrove forests are for marine life and the part they play in a complex food web.  

Minibeasts – features, classification and life cycles (Prep to Year 4)

Explore the external features that define various minibeasts and dive into the scrub to investigate the diversity of arthropods within Brisbane's reserves.  

Migratory Shorebirds – Adaptations (Year 4 to 6)

Each year thousands of migratory birds undertake a treacherous journey to Boondall Wetlands. Students learn about their amazing lives and what humans can do to enable their long-term survival. 

Surveying and Sampling Habitats (Year 11 and 12)

Students learn sampling and surveying techniques to investigate species diversity and abiotic and biotic factors which impact and shape ecosystems. 

Future BNE Challenge (Year 7 and 8)

Students work together in teams to critically analyse and develop innovative and creative solutions to secure our city’s environmental sustainability and liveability for the future. This immersive, interactive and future-thinking challenge uses the themes of Water, Power, Waste, Grow & Move.a

Where would you like the lesson to be held?
Select only one location for the lesson.
Boondall Wetland Environmental Centre
Downfall Creek Bushland Centre
Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre
Nudgee Beach Foreshore
Stretton Recreation Reserve
Other location (your school, local reserve or at a special event)
How far will students be into the topic? *
Are there any particular areas of interest you would like discussed in the lesson? *
Are there any further requirements? *
29 December 2020