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

I spy with my compound eye

Students will get their hands dirty discovering the world of mini-beasts. Through interactive classroom and outdoor activities, students will learn about the diversity of arthropods that live in Brisbane and why these critters are essential to the world around us.

Creek critters

Splash into learning about healthy waterways and creek habitats. Clean water is vital for all life. At the environment centre students can actively discover the wildlife found in and around our creeks and learn about their needs to survive and flourish.

First peoples, place & plants

This half-day program allows students to experience the rich story telling culture of the first peoples. Students will learn how the first peoples made use of the natural environment around them and will get hands on and make their own modern day version of indigenous tools and crafts.

First peoples, place & plants - Full day

This full-day program includes all of the activities from ‘Indigenous discovery’ as well as a guided walk along the Billai Dhagum track featuring the Nurri Millen Totems at Boondall Wetlands exploring Aboriginal history and traditional use of natural resources.

Life by the sea

Delve into the world of mangroves. Wander through hidden trails to put the floral and faunal inhabitants of the intertidal zone under the microscope and explore how they have adapted to this unique environment.

Creek discovery

What makes up a healthy creek? This half-day program gets the students’ hands wet as they dip net for water invertebrates, survey creek vegetation, test for water quality and discover the animals that live in our reserves.

A full-day version of the program consists of a morning and afternoon lesson, each two hours in duration. Students learn how to protect their waterways from backyard to the bay. They undertake waterway health assessments to investigate waterway health and connectivity from the top of a catchment to the bay.

Habitats are homes

We use role-play games and a guided walk to help students understand how habitats work and how all living things are inter-connected, limited by the same factors needed for survival.

Tidal survival

Go on a guided walk deep into a mangrove habitat. The Tabbil-ban dhagun (place of salt water) boardwalk leads us into the realm of this marvelously adaptive and important vegetation type. Students will discover how mangroves work and their importance to not only the things that live within them, but to all of us.

Wings of the world

Learn about the marathon flights of migratory birds that travel all the way from the Arctic every year. Students experience an interactive presentation making use of traditional Japanese story telling techniques, multi-media, guided walks and much more.

Creek catchment assessment

During this half-day lesson, students learn about creek catchment environments and compare the health of two separate sites. Students will gain a practical understanding of how human activity can impact on water quality and biodiversity. Students assess water quality (including phosphates, nitrates and dissolved oxygen) and riparian vegetation to measure waterway health.

A full-day program is also available which will assess sites of your choice along a creek catchment.

Creek catchment assessment - Canoe option

This 3-hour version of the lesson utilising Council’s canoes takes students into the heart of a creek system. Students learn about creek catchment environments and compare the health of two separate sites. Students will gain a practical understanding of how human activity can impact on water quality and biodiversity. Students assess water quality (including phosphates, nitrates and dissolved oxygen) and riparian vegetation to measure waterway health.

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

Wetland wonders

Students discover what a wetland is and explore the functions and diversity of the wetland types in the reserve. Students identify threats to wetlands and, using ecological health surveys, determine which threats impact Boondall Wetlands.

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
Other location (your school, local reserve or at a special event)
Lessons are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
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? *
06 November 2018