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Middle School

Growing in the Marine Environment – Curriculum OverviewMiddle school programs compilation
Providing opportunities to experiment while discovering biodiversity; time to explore, cooperate and work with others in groups; real life opportunities to develop sustainable practices.
Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6

Is it living in the Marine Environment? – Year 3

Day Visit program

Students focus on looking for relationships and patterns by observing and grouping the unique living animals and plants in a variety of marine environments. The key practical components from Curriculum into the Classroom – Science Unit 1, Is it Living?, lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 are undertaken at the centre, supporting a marine based response to the C2C unit’s assessment item.

Land and Sea (Indigenous focus) – Year 4

Day Visit program

Who lived in the local area and how do we know? The importance of country and place to the Aboriginal people who belong to the local area is explored (land, sea, waterways and skies) at Nar-dha (Nudgee waterholes) and bora-ring. The key practical components from Curriculum into the Classroom- History Unit 2, What was life like for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples before the arrival of the Europeans? lessons 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 are undertaken at the centre supporting a local response to the C2C unit’s assessment item.

Growing in the Marine Environment – Year 4

Day Visit program

A previsit to the classroom teaches students about Mud Crabs and their unique life cycle.  A visit to the centre, which includes an exploration of the mangroves and the beach, focuses on vulnerable and endangered species and the life cycle of the turtle. The key practical components from Curriculum into the Classroom – Science Unit 2, Is it living? lessons 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 10 & 12 are undertaken at the centre supporting a marine based response to the C2C unit’s research assessment item.

Survival in the Australian Marine Environment – Year 5

Day Visit program

Students focus on the ways plants and animals survive in the marine environment; exploring adaptations in plants and animals and how their adaptations relate to the environment. The key practical components from Curriculum into the Classroom – Science Unit 3, Survival in the Australian Environment, lessons 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 are undertaken while at the centre. This program includes an optional online Elluminate lesson 12 focusing on wader bird adaptations and a Centre staff classroom visit providing the stimulus and resources to create a marine based response to the C2C unit’s assessment item in lessons 13-16.

Life on Earth and in the Sea – Year 6

Day Visit program

Students investigate firsthand the impact of salt water on the growth of plants and observe the behaviours and adaptations of plants and animals that enable them to survive in the extreme marine environment. Indigenous plant usage is also investigated. The key practical components from Curriculum into the Classroom – Science Unit 4, Life on Earth, lessons 1, 2, 5, 19 & 20 are investigated during a visit to the centre.

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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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.

8 QCE points through a Vocational Education course for senior Indigenous students

Certificate II Conservation and Land Management (CaLM) and Certificate II Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways delivered every Thursday for the year. (meeting literacy and numeracy requirements) The course provides real world application for their future, focusing on conservation practice, cultural perspectives, plant and animal identification and work place readiness. Facilitated by a camp,

Come to the next NBEEC P&C Meeting

Centre staff, school personnel, residents and a dedicated wetlands enthusiast as far as Houston America share a desire to be part of our community as a member of our P&C. Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre P&C is like no other. The Centres P&C meets 3 times a semester.

Did you know?

The Red-necked Stint, only weighs as much as two 50c coins....
Great Knots almost double their body weight when they migrate to Australia....
Ruddy Turnstones’ facial markings are always different....
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....