Empowering keepers of the wetlands
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Our staff

Mary-Ann Pattison

Mary-Anne PattisonPrincipal

A post graduate Diploma in Outdoor Education has led to twenty seven years’ experience in Environmental Education Centres in South East Queensland. Expertise in sailing, a passion for the marine environment and an interest in plants has taken Mary-Ann around the world and on extensive travel within Australia. As an educator, a curriculum leader and teaching principal, Mary-Ann enjoys working with students, leading them on a journey of discovery learning about this amazing planet and its flora and fauna.

E-mail: mpatt11@eq.edu.au

Garry Sippel

Gary SippelTeacher

Garry’s involvement with environmental education stems from a fascination with our natural world. He has extensive experience and knowledge of Australian plants and wildlife. With a background in reptile and wildlife training, Garry is also a skilled senior biology teacher with a thirst for knowledge. He believes his role as an environmental education facilitator is to deliver quality learning experiences from the best classroom on Earth, the outdoors.

E-mail: admin@nudgeebheec.eq.edu.au

Amy MacDonald

Teacher
Amy Mcdonald

Amy has a background in environmental interpretation gained from her undergraduate degree in Marine Studies and Sustainability at the University of the Sunshine Coast. After working at the Sealife Centre in Birmingham UK as an education officer, she returned to Queensland to complete her recent studies in science education. Amy is passionate about the local marine environment and she thoroughly enjoys working at Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre because of the support, care and opportunities working on a small staff offers to her professionally, and to the participants of the programs. To be part of a team who continues to strive for excellence in education while encouraging the younger generation to be mindful of the natural environment has been a fantastic opportunity for Amy to share and extend her skills in sustainability. She appreciates being part of a team who is passionate about education and the environment and loves welcoming the enthusiastic students and teachers who come to learn and identify with this special part of Moreton Bay.

E-mail: admin@nudgeebheec.eq.edu.au

Cathy Godwin

Cathy GodwinTeacher

Cathy has been involved in environmental education and teaching of the arts for more than 10 years within her employment with Education Queensland. She has worked in a range of diverse roles but has always had an enthusiasm for an environmental outlook and perspective within these roles. She believes very strongly in children learning through enquiry, discovery and hands-on activities, all easily accessed in the environment. It is through these that the child is able to generate ownership of the learning and facilitate information retention as it develops a new way of experience and approaching learning.

E-mail: admin@nudgeebheec.eq.edu.au

Unit Support Officer:
Kerry Mellor
Schools officer:
Martin Norquay
Business Services Manager:
Karen Taylor and Sue Vote
Cleaner:
Carol Reed

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.

Did you know?

Great Knots almost double their body weight when they migrate to Australia....
Ruddy Turnstones’ facial markings are always different....
The Red-necked Stint, only weighs as much as two 50c coins....
Great white sharks can travel at 30km per hour though the water....
Cleaner Wrasse are small fish which nibble bugs off larger fish....
The Great Barrier Reef is over 2000 km long – the largest thing ever built by living creatures....
A group of jellyfish is called a smack....
A group of fish swimming together is called a school....
Natural sponges were once living animals....
Salt water crocodiles can grow to up to 7 metres long and weigh one tonne....
Anemones are living plants in the sea....
Starfish can have as many as 40 arms called rays....
Male emperor penguins carry the eggs around on their feet until they hatch....
Moreton Bay has 6 of the world’s 7 species of turtles....
Turtles only come ashore to lay their eggs....
Humpback whales call repeat their songs for up to 20 hours....
An albatross has a wingspan of approximately 3 metres....
The largest penguin is the emperor penguin at 1.3m tall....
Moreton Bay has 6 species of mangroves....
You can see the Great Barrier Reef from space....
Banded sea snakes and yellow-bellied sea snakes have stronger poison than land snakes....
Penguins are birds that can’t fly....
Albatross sleep as they fly or glide....
Sydney has 3 species of mangroves....
Barnacles are crustaceans (related to crabs). They attach to ships, pontoons and other animals in the sea....
Coral consists of tiny individual animals called polyps who live together....
The smallest penguin is the fairy penguin. It is only 40cm tall....
Baby sharks are called pups....
Leatherback turtles can dive up to 1200 metres....
Limpets move on rocks during high tide....
Only 3% of the world’s water is freshwater....
Volcanoes under the sea are called Seamounts....