Environment Centres' School Learning Program

Brisbane City Council's Environment Centres offer a unique learning experience to teach students about bushland, wetland habitats and waterways. Our lessons work to deepen students' understanding of the environment to facilitate behaviour change as part of our commitment to making our city liveable and sustainable for our children and their children to follow.

The curriculum-based school learning programs are designed to cater for all grades from prep through to year 12 and university bridging courses.

The lessons are held at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre and Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre. Some lessons can also be run as an extension activity either at your school or at a local reserve, parkland or waterway near your school.

The interactive lessons cover a variety of topics to make your school community more clean, green and sustainable including:

  • biodiversity and ecosystems
  • waterway health and catchments
  • conservation and reserve management
  • history and indigenous culture
  • life cycles, food webs, living things and their needs.

To obtain a copy of the Environment Centres' School Learning Program, including lesson details and costs, download the:

Book online

If you would like to make a booking, complete the schools booking and enquiry form.

More information

If you require any further information, including a list of programs and how they link to the Australian curriculum:

After making a booking, teachers will be sent a resource kit, including:

  • pre and post classroom activities
  • learning resources
  • excursion information.

Lessons in the Botanic Gardens

Council's Botanic Gardens also offer outdoor learning lessons for school students in biological sciences, geography and more. Find out more about these lessons and how you can book a field trip.

15 May 2018