Empowering keepers of the wetlands
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Community

In conjunction with community interest groups who engage in nature based conservation, the Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre has developed a network of information exchange. These groups include:

  • internationalAustralian Marine Conservation Society
  • the Port of Brisbane Authority
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  • Brisbane City Council Boondall Visitors Centre
    Boondall to Tinchi Tamba Wetlands special interest group which is a community of the Brisbane North branch of the Wildlife Queensland Inc.
  • Queensland Catholic University
  • CSIRO and
  • Government departments.

Many conservation, research and educational groups utilise the Centre’s facilities and staff expertise, developing long-term research projects in the area as a result.  This benefits the Centre by receiving assistance in the development of resources and displays.

The Centre has specialised equipment, displays, references and teaching resources, some of which are available for loan from the Centre.

NBEEC Parents and Citizens Association

P&C MembersThe Nudgee Beach EEC Parents and Citizens Association was formed in 2011 to promote the interests of, and facilitate the development and further improvement of the Centre. The functions of the P&C are to:

  1. foster community interest in the Centre and environmental education
  2. try to bring about closer co-operation between the members of the community and staff members of the Centre
  3. if asked by the principal, give advice and recommendations about issues relating to visiting students and the general operations and management of the Centre
  4. assist in the gaining of financial or other resources or services for the benefit of visiting students.

The Nudgee Beach EEC Parents and Citizens Association has been very successful in obtaining funds through grants for the purchase of equipment and resources that have been of great benefit to the Centre and its client schools. These items include:

  • A 22 seater bus and a large storage shed from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund
  • A mower, brush cutter, line trimmer, gardening equipment and plants to assist in a natural area restoration and revegetation project of the Nudgee Beach headland, courtesy of an Everyone’s Environment Grant.
  • Since 2016 Nudgee Beach EEC P&C has partnered with the Nundah Lions Club to conduct sausage sizzles at the local park on a term basis to fund raise for the centre. These funds provide the P&C with the capacity to support the centre programs.Lions Nundah has tirelessly worked to fundraise and provide the centre with the with a Beach wheel chair for student us.

Members of the community are invited to join the P&C. Meetings are held six times per year at the Centre. Please call the Centre on 3267 7811 or call in to see us if you are interested in being involved in our community group.

To contact the P&C directly, please send an email to pandc@nudgeebheec.eq.edu.au.

Centre Information

Nudgee Beach
Environmental Education Centre


1588 Nudgee Road Nudgee Beach ,QLD 4014

Phone: (07) 3267 7811
Fax: (07) 3267 8144
Email: info@nudgeebheec.eq.edu.au

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‘Deadly Science’

‘Deadly Science’ is an innovative and flexible vocational educational training program delivered at the Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre to senior Indigenous students The Deadly Science program involves course delivery of Certificate II in Conservation Land Management (4 QCE points) over every Thursday of Semester 1. As part of the course students observe and record local flora

Beach Wheel chairs

These chairs are able to accommodate students from prep to year twelve using a seat insert for younger students. Due to their design students sitting in the chair can still reach the sand and engage with the program and their fellow classmates in a very meaningful way.

Invite NBEEC to your next staff meeting

Does your principal want your teachers to take students on meaningful excursions? Invite NBEEC to your next staff meeting for a 10 min overview on the programs we could deliver.

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