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Senior Schooling

Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking

Senior secondary programs are subject based (see below).

With natural mangrove forests, wetlands and waterways easily accessible, the Centre can provide practical experiences for students in many subject areas such as:

  • Marine Studies
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Vocational Education.

Senior Secondary Programs

Note: Some activities can be modified for younger age groups.

Timetables and work booklets (if required) are collaboratively developed, usually in a pre-visit by school staff to the Centre, so that the objectives of the school curriculum are met. Teachers need to choose at least 2 activities to fill a day.  Some activities can be combined to suit curriculum needs. Please contact the Centre for more information. Ph: 07 3267 7811 or email: admin@nudgeebheec.eq.edu.au.

Programs explore a variety of issues:

Human Impact Assessment
The coastal community of Cribb Island is used as a focus to investigate the impact of past and present human usage on the wetlands. (approx. 30 mins)

Catchment Studies
An on-site investigation of a watercourse such as Nundah, Downfall, Cabbage Tree, or Kedron Creek from the headwaters in the northern suburbs, through reserves such as Raven Street and under shopping centres, to the mouth in Boondall Reserve. Students explore how people use and abuse waterways as they follow the creek from source to sea during a full day bus trip. (approx 4.5 hrs)

Managing Boondall Wetlands, Brisbane Airport and the Moreton Bay Marine Park
Both the airport development and Boondall Wetlands are on the edge of the Moreton Bay Marine Park. Students identify changes in the characteristics of places over time and identify the possible implications of change for the future. They analyse interconnections between people, places and environments and explain how these interconnections influence people, and change places and environments. Students propose explanations for distributions and patterns over time and across space and describe associations between distribution patterns. They analyse alternative strategies to a geographical challenge using environmental, social and economic criteria and propose and justify their response. (approx. 1.5 hrs)

Beach Transect
Explore the abiotic and biotic features of the intertidal zone at Nudgee Beach.  This activity collects data at 4 points (quadrats) in the intertidal zone (High Zone, Within the Mangroves, Mid Zone and Low Zone).  Students will use data loggers to collect abiotic data and identification sheets to identify organisms at each of the zones. (approx. 1.5hrs)

Mangrove Transect
Students collect abiotic and biotic data within a mangrove habitat.  Students collect data along a 100 metre transect line.  This transect line will start within a salt marsh area, continue through a terrestrial zone and end within the high tide zone of the mangroves.  Students will collect data at 5 points (quadrats) along with line.  Data will be collected with the use of data loggers and identification sheets. (approx. 2hrs)

Mangrove Zonation
At Nudgee Beach students will use the Tabbil-Ban Dhagun boardwalk to locate the various mangrove species.  Students will link the mangrove species to the zonation patterns along the boardwalk. They will identify, sketch and learn the many adaptations the plants have to the abiotic factors of their environment.  Nudgee Beach has 6 species of mangrove the students explore. (approx. 1.5hrs)

Water Quality Testing
Students collect water from Nudgee Creek or your local waterway and test the various abiotic factors.  Students use data loggers and chemical tablets to test and assess the quality of the water. (approx. 1hr)

Plankton Collection
Students collect plankton using nets either from canoes or from the powerboat.  Depending on other activities chosen students can identify the plankton at the Centre or back at school. (approx. 0.5hr)

Canoeing the Mangroves
Students canoe the mangroves to get a close look at how the mangroves stabilise banks.  The other activities include using the healthy waterways check list to check the health of Nudgee Creek. (approx. 2hrs)

Fishing Schulz Canal
Students learn fishing skills on the edge of Moreton Bay.  Students can learn a life skill while recording different species and linking the species to the laws and regulations that govern fishing in Brisbane/Queensland. (approx. 2hrs)

Power Boating/ Crabbing
Students explore Schulz Canal from a powerboat looking at different bank structures and gaining information on why the floodway was built.  Students can observe the wild life from the boat and if the program is conducted between October and March students will see the migratory birds.  The students can also do some crabbing and look at the laws and regulations that govern crabbing in Brisbane/Queensland. (approx. 2hrs)

Canoeing Skills
Students learn a set of skills for canoeing that are both land based and water based.  Students learn basic strokes and how to perform a deep water rescue.  Students also learn procedures to maintain the canoes and water safety for the day.  (approx. 2+hrs)

 

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.

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The Red-necked Stint, only weighs as much as two 50c coins....
Great Knots almost double their body weight when they migrate to Australia....
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Humpback whales call repeat their songs for up to 20 hours....
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