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Bookings are now open for 2019!

 
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We are excited to announce that Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre is taking bookings for 2019.

The team have had a wonderful year and have thoroughly enjoyed working with students, schools and the community. Our authentic hands-on programs inspiring student learning have received excellent feedback. Thanks to all who have completed surveys and provided valuable feedback.

We have received a number of awards during 2018 for our initiatives. Moreton Bay EEC is proud to be the recipient of the Healthy Land and Water Sustainable Education Award for Inspiring Bay Champions through STEM. We received a Commendation for the Department of Education and Training Showcase Awards for Community Engagement for Inspiring Curiosity through Theatre-in-Education. These theatre-in-education programs are aligned to the Australian Curriculum areas of HAAS and History. Conducted in partnership with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services and Newstead House and delivered on historic sites, they utilise theatre to inspire deep creative and critical thinking.

Our senior programs, Moreton Bay Studies, Port of Brisbane Studies and Catchment Studies have been adapted to complement the new Biology, Marine Science and Geography syllabi for 2019. Trials in 2018 have been extremely successful. Our Overboard and Underwater Program for both primary and secondary schools links to the Australian Curriculum and explores different marine environments to examine physical environmental effects and human impacts. Students observe and catalogue marine debris, investigating possible impacts of this on these marine environments.

Our website contains information about programs for your students. All programs contain pre- and post- program activities. The pre-program activities enhance educational experiences for students and ensure optimum learning on the program day. Post-program activities and follow up information maximises student learning following their return to the classroom.

Information for programs is located in the programs section of our website:

  • Overviews
  • Itineraries
  • Curriculum Activity Risk Assessment (CARA) documents
  • Online booking form                                                                                                            

Timelines for bookings:

  • Book as soon as possible to secure the dates that suit your school for 2019
  • Schools booking by 19th September will be notified of confirmed dates by the end of October
  • Program costs for 2019 are attached

During 2019, we are honoured to have a continued partnership with Matt Burns, Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) Cultural Officer and descendant of the Quandamooka people, who works with us on programs including First Contact, Small Town, Big History and International programs. The latter two programs take place on Minjerribah - North Stradbroke Island.

Our Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service partnership is invaluable, allowing us access to authentic historical places including St Helena Island and Fort Lytton National Park. The talented Park Ranger and actor Daley Donnelly joins us on many History programs, and along with other actors, is key to our theatre-in-education offerings. These include History in a Box, St Helena Stories, Immigration, Digging up the Past and Frontline Brisbane – World War 2.

The Year 1 and 2 partnership program with Newstead House, Connect with Heritage, has been a highly engaging active program where students investigate the past at this significant site on the Brisbane River. The Year 10 program, The War Years: Americans at Newstead, exploring the significance of the American influence at this time, will be available again in 2019.

Associate Professor Ian Tibbetts (Director, Centre of Marine Science, University of Queensland) along with multiple other partner marine scientists, continue to work in close association with the centre to deliver our award winning STEM and science offerings. The Queensland Wader Study Group are always on hand to provide passion and expertise for our budding junior ornithologists on our Year 3 Birds and Beaches, Dogs and Leashes Program.

If you would like to discuss any programs, please contact me personally on 3906 9111 or by email at admin@moretoneec.eq.edu.au  

Our Facebook page is one way to stay updated with the happenings at our centre.

We deeply value our partnerships with schools. We are looking forward to working with students, staff and the community Inspiring Champions for the Bay in 2019.

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Last reviewed 22 November 2018
Last updated 22 November 2018