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
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
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.
programs is located in the programs section of our website:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.