Education resource links

Education resource links: Below is a listing of links to websites, library resources, activities and documents that can be used as additional teaching resources. The resources are listed by both the Queensland C2C Science teaching units and general topics. Further information and resources are available through our Landcare Discovery library. For more information or assistance please contact our Education Officer, Shelley on 4637 6200 or shelleyp@qmdc.org.au.

 

Prep - Unit 1 - Our Living World

Wild Habitat iPad app (free at the iPad app store): An interactive app that looks at different types of habiats and the animals that live in them. It can be used as a stimulus to discuss what animals need to survive.

How to Attract Birds to Your Garden Fact Sheet: Some useful information that can be adapted into a worksheet or powerpoint, or used as a guide to planting some native plants in your school garden.

Year 1 – Unit 1 – Living Adventure

Wild kids: Habitats website: The Australian Museum website examines a variety of habitat types and the features that make them different.

Do all plants have the same needs? A short Power Point presentation that looks at some basic plant needs. It also examines needs of native compared to exotic plants.

Can this bird survive in that habitat? A short Power Point presentation looking at the needs of a bird in different habitats.

Is the river healthy? A short Power Point presentation that examines some of the indicators of a healthy river system.

Year 1 - Unit 3 - Changes Around Me

Landscapes in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin: A short Power Point presentation that looks at some different landscapes in the region.

Year 2 - Unit 3 - Good to Grow

Activate your students: An Inquiry-based learning approach to sustainability: Uses a school yard and backyard backdrop to investigate everything to do with nature. Plant growth, animal adaptations, observatations and much more. This book is available in the QMDC Library.

Silkyworld iPad app (free at the iPad app store): A simulated silk worm farm that you need to keep clean and make sure the worms are happy and healthy as you watch them grow. You do need to buy extras to advance your farm further, but the basic version still provides a great example of silk worm growth.

Market Garden app (Free at the iPad app store): Head into your own secret garden and start growing! Costa works at the shop and you can buy seeds (you can earn $ or buy $) from him to make your profitable market garden.

Year 2 - Unit 4 - Save Our Planet Earth

Soils Ain’t Dirt: A teaching resource created by the Victorian DPI that provides you with a variety of of hands-on activites involving soil.

Waste Audit Tool Kit: A tool kit developed by Rethink Waste Tasmania that will help you conduct a simple waste audit in your school.

Energy Use Loan Kit: Use a Powermate energy reader to determine how much power each applicance in your class room uses. Available at the QMDC Library.

School Water Audit: A simple observations based water audit for your school, produced by Caritas.

Activate your students: An Inquiry-based learning approach to sustainability: Uses a school yard and backyard backdrop to investigate everything to do with nature. Plant growth, animal adaptations, observatations and much more. This book is available in the QMDC Library.

Recognising Plants: Section 2D: Recognising and describing plants: A fantastic resource by Greening Australia. Use this document to look at how we identify plants. Identify the native and weed plants, and what plant species will attract wildlife to the area.

Year 3 - Unit 1 - Is It Living?

Identification using scats and tracks: An adapted information sheet from 'Tracks, scats and other traces' (Barbra Triggs) that allows you to identify some common fauna by their scats and tracks.

Activate your students: An Inquiry-based learning approach to sustainability: Uses a school yard and backyard backdrop to investigate everything to do with nature. Plant growth, animal adaptations, observatations and much more. This book is available in the QMDC Library.

Year 4 - Unit 1 - Here today gone tomorrow

Soils Ain't Dirt: Activity 3: Measuring Soil Erosion: This Victorian DPI teaching resource activity looks at the impact of heavy rainfall on different types of soils.

Soils Ain't Dirt: Activity 1, 2 and 4. These activities from the Victorian DPI look at various properties of soil. There are some great hands-on learning experiences that are not too difficult to prepare for.

Year 4 - Unit 2 - Ready, set, grow!

Using the senses to think about biodiversity: A great hands-on learning activity, developed by CERES, that explores biodiversity using the students sensory system.

Life Giving Malle with Colin Clark:Through our eyes DVD series 2: A youtube clip from the DVD series 'Through Our Eye' about how an indigenous tribe made use of and interacted with this species of tree. The DVD series was produced by Western CMA and is available from the QMDC Library.

Earth Alive Resource Booklet: This fantastic resource produced by Field of Mars provides all the information you need for getting out and investigating your school grounds.

Queensland's Threatened Animals: Pictures, distribution maps and detailed information on many of Queensland's threatened animals. This book is available from the QMDC library.

Year 5 - Unit 1 - Survival in the Australian Environment

Adaptations in Action: A nine minute Youtube clip by the University of Western Australia that looks at the structural adaptations of three different species.

Amazing facts about Australian insects & spiders: and other bush and garden creatures: This beautiful book by Steve Parish and Pat Slater examines many insects and spiders - it is a great way to look at the similarities and differences of their adaptations. This book is available from the QMDC Library.

Year 6 -Unit 1 - Making Changes

Composting website: An informative website by Clean Up Australia on all things compositing. There is also a handy factsheet available to download.

Worm Booklet: A great little booklet all about worms. It was produced by the Amaroo Environmental Education Centre and includes wormy activities.

Worm Farm fact sheet: A colourful fact sheet that gives detailed instructions on how to start a worm farm

Recycling Near You website: An information portal developed by Planet Ark that lets you know about all types of recycling near you.

Mobile Muster website: A useful website that looks at the recycling process of mobile phones.

Plastic to oil fantastic article and Youtube clip: a great stimulus youtube clip (subtitles) and some articles about a new machine designed in Japan that converts plastic to oil.

Paper making loan kit: Make your own pretty paper out of scrap paper. The kits comes with instructions and is available from the QMDC Library.

Year 6 - Unit 2 - Energy and electricity

Safety Heroes: An online resource by Ergon Energy including energy facts, games, activities, and information on how to be a safety hero for students and information for teachers.

Virtual Farm Tour (Target 100 website): Take a tour of the farm to see how farmers are using science and technology to be more sustainable with their energy consumption.

Energy Experience: A great website with interactive activities that look at energy and how it is transformed at different stages of the process. The website looks at circuits, how to draw them, and conducts experiments looking at the effects of changing the circuit. It is from the UK but translates easily.

Bulli Creek Solar Farm article: The Chronicle: A short article with video and pictures of the propsed solar farm near Millmerran.

Bulli Creek Solar Farm article: ABC Southern Queensland: An article about the proposed solar farm near Millmerran.

Solar panel loan kit: Perform practical hands-on investigations that involve the science of transforming light energy into electrical energy. Available from the QMDC library.

Energy auditing loan kit: Do a energy audit of your school/classroom and find out how you can reduce your energy usage. Available from the QMDC library.

Year 6 -Unit 4 - Life on Earth

EcosytemsHD iPad app ($2.99 from the iPad app store): Explore the ecosystems of the world with great information pictures, videos and quizzes.

The Atlas of Living Australia website: A website that can tell you what plant and speices can be found in your area. Information for this website is gatheres by scientist, environmental communities and regular citizens.

Exploring Biodiversity: A resource book of ideas for National Science Week 2001: A book, by ASTA, of hands-on activities that can get your students out into the school yard to explore its amazing biodiversity. Available from the QMDC library.

Earth Alive resource booklet: A great resource that gives you the tools to get out and investigate the school grounds. It gets even more in depth and looks at the sustainability and conservation of local habitats.

Saltwatch Activity Series: This activity series by DPI and Landcare has everything you need to know about salt! Includes activities, information and investigations. Available (to keep) from the QMDC Library.

Indian Myna fact sheet: Information about this emerging southern Queensland pest bird.

Year 7 - Unit 1 - Water - Waste not, want not

Water Quality Assessment worksheet: For use on field trips to a local creek or water source. Sampling pole, pH and EC meters, and turbidity tubes required. Equipment and more extensive activities are available from QMDC Library.

Toowoomba: Follow the Flow (DVD): This video, produced by Toowoomba Regional Water, looks at Toowoomba's hydrology, water history and the processes that occur to treat the water in the area. Try your school library or it can be borrowed from the QMDC library.

Year 7 - Unit 2 - Water - Waste not, want not - continued

The Availabilty of Water activity: A quick hands-on demonstration that looks at the amount of useable water on the planet.

Waste Audit Tool Kit: A tool kit developed by Rethink Waste Tasmania that will help you conduct a simple waste audit in your school.

Water Footprint Calulator: Figure out your water usage footprint by answering some simple questions about your lifestyle.

Year 7 - Unit 7 - Organising organisms

Wildlife Online: This government website generates a list of species found in your area - you can choose native, endangered or introduced plants and animals. Use this information to make up a real-life foodweb/chain for your area. Just got to the 'request a species list' tab on the right hand side of the page.

Wildbackyards: Backyard Explorer: Open the links to both the Leader's and User's guide. These guides have activities that can be done on their own or as part of a bigger biodiversity study. It focuses on tropic levels and feeding relationships in ecosystems.

Wildbackyards: Backyard Explorer: A video that looks at identifying insects.

Fruity Dichotomous Key: Use familiar fruits to introduce the concept of dichotomous keys.

Year 7 - Unit 8 - Affecting Organisms

Great Barrier Reef food web: A good visual representation of a simple food web on the Great Barrier Reef.

Manta Rays: Information about the beautiful manta rays - from one of the few places in the world to have a 'resident population'.

Marine Turtles: Information about some of the marine turtles found in Australian waters.

Dugongs: Information about dugons, the only true marine mammal that is a herbivore.

Whalesharks: Information about whalesharks - from one of the only places in Australia that these magnificent creatures are encountered on a regular basis.

Queensland river food web and the effects of carp: An example of a Queensland Murray-Darling Basin waterway food web and the effect of carp on these ecosystems.

The Riparian Restoration Experiment: fact sheet: A fact sheet by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority that looks at the effects of riparian vegetation on food webs and biodiversity.

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears website: Hands-on ice-core related activities.

Year 8 - Unit 3 - Rocks never die

My Soil - Student Workbook: Information, activities and projects to do with soil. This workbook was produced by L.G.H. Hepworth and is available from the QMDC Library.

Working with Soil - Information and activity booklet: Hands on activities with practical information. This information and activity booklet was produced by DPI Qld and Landcare Qld and is available from the QMDC Library.

Year 8 - Unit 5 - Energy in my lifestyle

WWF Ecological footprint calculator: This is a great visual footprint calculator that will tell you how many planets would be needed if everyone lived like you. Get some tips on how to reduce your energy needs - good stimulus for class discussion and research projects.

Mobile Muster website: A useful website that looks at the recycling process of mobile phones.

Energy Hog: An engaging game through which students can find ways to reduce energy consumption in their homes.

Why younger minds will solve the e-waste crisis: An interesting stimulus article about the e-waste problem.

Plastic to oil fantastic article and Youtube clip: a great stimulus youtube clip (subtitles) and some articles about a new machine designed in Japan that converts plastic to oil.

Year 8 - Unit 6 - What's up?

Virtual Farm Tour (Target 100 website): Take a tour of the farm to see how farmers are using science and technology to be more sustainable with their energy consumption.

Energy Experience: A great website with interactive activities that look at energy and how it is transformed at different stages of the process. The website looks at circuits, how to draw them, and conducts experiments looking at the effects of changing the circuit. It is from the UK but translates easily.

Bulli Creek Solar Farm article: The Chronicle:  A short article with video and pictures of the propsed solar farm near Millmerran.

Bulli Creek Solar Farm article: ABC Southern Queensland: An article about the proposed solar farm near Millmerran.

Solar panel loan kit: Perform practical hands-on investigations that involve the science of transforming light energy into electrical energy. Available from the QMDC library.

Energy auditing loan kit: Do a energy audit of your school/classroom and find out how you can reduce your energy usage. Available from the QMDC library.

Year 8 - Unit 8 - Survival

Australia’s Battle with the Bunny: A good stimulus article that shows how its amazing reproductive rate and ability to adapt to change has allowed rabbits to take over most of Australia. It also looks at the effects of biological control on rabbit population and their ability to become immune to the disease.

Fact Sheet: Weed Alert: Lantana:  A good stimulus article to look at how good reproductive and survival techniques can effect the spread of weeds in Australia

Year 9 - Unit 1 - Energy on the Move

Solar panel loan kit: Perform practical hands-on investigations that involve the science of transforming light energy into electrical energy. Available from the QMDC library.

Energy auditing loan kit: Do a energy audit of your school/classroom and find out how you can reduce your energy usage. Available from the QMDC library.

Virtual Farm Tour (Target 100 website): Take a tour of the farm to see how farmers are using science and technology to be more sustainable with their energy consumption.

Energy Experience: A great website with interactive activities that look at energy and how it is transformed at different stages of the process. The website looks at circuits, how to draw them, and conducts experiments looking at the effects of changing the circuit. It is from the UK but translates easily.

Global Warming: Cool It!: An Australian Government resource with some good facts and information about reducing energy costs and greenhouse gases.

Year 9 - Unit 6 - Responding to change

Hands on for Habitat: This teacher resource pack created by the Australian Government is aimed at primary school however some of the upper primary activities might be good for differentiation. The 'Decision Maker' activity is a good starting point for thinking about ecosystem management.

Wildlife Online: A Queensland Government website the allows you to select your area or region and get a detailed list of all the native and introduced flora and fauna found there. Head to the 'Request a species list' tab on the right hand side of the page.

Environmental Science: Sustaining the Earth: Written by G. Tyler Miller, Jr this text book gives detailed information about ecosystems, matter and energy flow, different types of ecosystems, and how ecosystems work. The book is available from the QMDC Library.

Wildlife Conservation on Planned Properties: Chapter 3.2 of this book looks at spatial attributes of habitat (vegetation) areas. What is the size, shape and connectivity of the remnant patch? Could easily be adapted to look at the edge effect (and use some maths skills) to see which patch has a better edge to area ratio. This book published by the University of Southern Queensland is available from the QMDC Libray.

The Living Murray Story: A full colour book, produced by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, about restoration projects on the Murray River. This book includes case studies and is available at the QMDC Library.

Ecosystem services-what are they? A fact sheet that explains what ecosystem services are with a list of examples.

Grassy Ecosystems-management for nature conservation and productivity: This fact sheet looks at management options for grassy ecosystems.

A simple guide to conducting a school biodiversity audit: This school biodiversity audit is easy to use and was created by the Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre.

Year 10 - Unit 2 - Life evolves

Evolutionary Ecology: A series of papers by Ed. B, Stonehouse and C, Perrins that look at evolution from an ecological point of view. This is a good resources for teachers and extention students and is available from the QMDC Library.

Ecological Genetics: A book by E.B. Ford FRS that examines species specific examples of concepts such as genetic drift, genetic polymorphism and sympatric evolution. This is a good resources for teachers and extention students and is available from the QMDC Library.

Year 10 - Unit 7 - Global Systems

Habitat Investigation 'how to' clips: Some great Youtube clips that demonstrate how to monitor your local environment and perform your own habitat investigation studies.


Habitat Investigation work booklet: The accompanying workbooklet for a video series developed by QMDC, USQ, and Amaroo Environmental Education Centre.

Water Quality Assessment worksheet: For use on field trips to a local creek or water source. Sampling pole, pH and EC meters, and turbidity tubes required. Equipment and more extensive activities are available from QMDC Library.

My Soil - Student Workbook: Information, activities and projects to do with soil. This workbook was produced by L.G.H. Hepworth and is available from the QMDC Library.

Working with Soil - Information and activity booklet: Hands on activities with practical information. This information and activity booklet was produced by DPI Qld and Landcare Qld and is available from the QMDC Library.

Queensland's Threatened Animals: Pictures, distribution maps and detailed information on many of Queensland's threatened animals. Examine some of the animals that have become threatened in Qld due to alterations in the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. This book is available from the QMDC library.

Two right whale studies brighten grim outlook for species article: An interesting article from National Geographic online about the plight of the southern right whale. Whilst population numbers are low studies show that there is hope yet for this amazing species.

Ecosystem services-what are they? A fact sheet that explains what ecosystem services are with a list of examples.

Ecosystem Services: Wikipedia: A well referenced site that provides some good information on what environmental services are and where the concept has evolved from. A good resource that introduces the concept of environmental services so students can understand the role that the biosphere can have in the global system.

The SEQ Ecosystem Services Framework website: Information about a project, coordinated by SEQ Catchments, that is looking to develop a framework that will be used to evaluate the level of ecosystem services delivered by an ecosystem. A good resource for extention activities or student research.

Geography - Unit 1: Natural and ecological hazards

Currawarra, Mitchell: Adapting to climate variablility case study: A case study that examines how one farmer near Mitchell is working to make his property more resistant to drought and climate variablility.

Adapting to changing seasonal conditons: A case study that looks at how a mixed enterprise farmer in Toobeah, near Goondiwindi, is looking to maintain productivity during more variable climatic conditions

Geography - Unit 2: Sustainable places

Green Gauge case study: A case study that looks at how a farmer near Mitchell is looking to make his farm more sustainable by reducing carbon emmisions while at the same time making his enterprise more profitable.

Geography - Unit 3: Land cover transformations

Land Cover Tranformations: A powerpoint presentation that gives a good introduction into the topic of land cover changes. It looks at changes to vegetation and soil and the resulting impacts, and also looks at issues with sea surface temperatures, ice sheets and permafrost. Aligns with the new senior Geography curriculum.

Achieving soil conservation in Queensland - a pictoral history: A fantastic power point presentation from the Queensland Government that looks at soil conservation. It is quite long but there are some good sections on ground cover, soil health and erosion.

Regional Ecosystem mapping: A Queensland Government website that allows you to generate 'Biodiversity Status' and 'Broad Vegetation Group' pre-clearing and present vegetation maps. You can either use lot and plan numbers or the GPS co-ordinates to have a map generated. There is information on this website about what a regional ecosystem is and the process they use to create the information. You can examine the maps in detail or just use it to give a general idea of the extent of land clearing.

Landcover Change in Queensland - 2012-2013 and 2013-2014: A great (but large) document with lots of information about the current state of landcover in Queensland. From the same site you can also access more region specific reports. A useful resource for senior and extention students.

Queensland Historical Atlas: This website explores many different topics from a Queensland perspective including; transformations, separation, imagination, and exploitation. They also have some great artifacts including maps.

INFORMATION FOR SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS

Resource Smart AuSSI Vic: This site is set up to support Victorian schools seeking sustainability certification. While the site may be Victorian focused the ‘modules’ section contains some great resources, templates and links for schools anywhere in Australia that are wanting to become more sustainable.

AUDIT TOOLS AND FOOTPRINT CALCULATORS

WWF Ecological footprint calculator: This is a great visual footprint calculator that will tell you how many planets would be needed if everyone lived like you. Get some tips on how to reduce your energy needs - good stimulus for class discussion and research projects.

Waterfootprint Calculator: - This site allows you to calculate your water footprint based on the water you use directly and indirectly.

BIODIVERSITY

Biodiversity for kids: A hands-on Science and Technology unit that is designed to help teachers teach about biodiversity in your local environment. Students will learn about biodiversity, animal and plant habitats, ecosystems, food chains and webs and biodiversity surveys.

Wild Backyards: A resource developed by the Queensland Museum for students in Years 6-9. In this ecological study, you will find out what native animals and habitats are found in your schoolyard, how to make a digital story about them and how to survey invertebrates. The site also features a digital story about a backyard in Roma.

Invertebrate Key: The CSIRO has developed a simple interactive key for identifying invertebrates. The site also has other information relating to invertebrates.

About Insects: CSIRO Entomology has developed an informative site including all sorts of information about insects in Australia.

Animals: This Australian Museum site provides information on a range of animals. 

Birdlife Australia: This site features a bird identification tool and bird watching tips.

Birds in Backyards: Help the Australian Museum to monitor bird numbers by participating in a survey of bird species in school grounds.

Queensland's Endangered Species: A profile of Queensland endangered species developed by the Queensland Museum.  The site provides facts about a range of species and threats to biodiversity. 

Australian National Botanic Gardens: In addition to information for schools planning to visit the gardens this site contains some simple and accurate (no flash features) resources about topics such as common Australian plant families and propagating tips.

CULTURAL HERITAGE

Indigenous Language Map: A map of Australia showing the approximate locations of different Indigenous language groups.

Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay language dictionary: An online language dictionary relating to northern NSW and Southern Queensland.

Indigenous Australia: This site is written by Aboriginal people and contains information on Indigenous culture, bush foods, language, land and social organisation.

Gummingurru: Gummingurru is an Aboriginal Bora, or ceremonial, site north of Toowoomba. It is one of the largest stone arrangement sites in Queensland, and is the most easterly stone Bora site recorded in Queensland. The site is open for school visits. Excursion information and other resources can be found on the website.

Miriwoong Seasonal Calendar: An online seasonal calendar of the Miriwoong people from the Kununurra region. The tool documents the different seasons, how it corresponds with the western calendar and outlines what is happening in the landscape at that time including what plants and animals can be found.

Dust Echoes: Animated dreamtime stories from Arnhem Land  

CLIMATE CHANGE

ClimateWatch: An opportunity for citizen science - watch your favourite wildlife or plants and record changes online.

The Weathermakers: A site to accompany Tim Flannery's book, We are the Weathermakers. Includes a link to an excellent, free teaching resource on climate change, Thinking About Climate Change.   

Polar Bear Animation: A short animation on YouTube of two polar bears hypothesising the reasons for climate change.

The Carbon Weevils: A humorous story board style animation explaining the carbon cycle and the carbon weevil's (humans) role in it - suitable for senior students. Produced by Forkbeard Fantasy Theatre Company.

Wake Up, Freak out - then get a grip: An 11 minute clip suitable for high school students covering climate tipping points and the possible implications of climate change.

ENERGY

Energy Hog: An interactive site with information directed at students and teachers. The site encourages youth to take charge of energy waste in their own home and encourage their families to save energy.
Safety Heroes: An online resource by Ergon Energy including energy facts, games and activities for students about staying safe around electricity. There is also some teacher information.

GARDENING

Successful Gardening: Annette McFarlane outlines the principles of organic gardening in Queensland. The site provides information on organic pest control methods, helps you to identify pests and suggests organic remedies to solve common gardening problems.

Kidsgrow - Life is a Garden: Comprehensive site providing a range of information relating to school gardens. Resources include downloadable units for themed gardens such as Australian Habitat Haven and Munch and Crunch Garden.

Grow Me Instead: This site identifies invasive urban plants in each Australian state and territory and provides a range of suggested native alternatives.

Toowoomba Plants: A great resource to help select native plants suitable for growing in the basalt soils of inland south east Queensland.

The Gardening Launch Pad: This site features a number of links to sites covering a range of topics covering everything from curriculum links to fun gardening activities.

Amphibian Research Centre: Everything frogs from creating a frog-friendly garden, frog identification (including calls), distribution maps and conservation.

WASTE, RECYCLING AND RESOURCE USE

National Recycling Week: Planet Ark coordinates this annual event and offers a wide range of recycling-themed activities, lesson plans and event ideas that have been developed specifically for Australian schools.

How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Waste in Schools: Great document from Sustainability Victoria featuring information and templates designed to help schools improve their resource use and disposal.

WATER USE 

Water: Learn it for Life!  Waterwise Education resource produced by the Department of Natural Resources and Water. Contains numerous curriculum linked activities for P - 7 students on a variety of topics including water use, water treatment, water efficiency, catchments and the water cycle. Hard copies available from the QMDC library. 

Water - Learn it! Live it! This is a water education program for both primary and secondary schools within Metropolitan Melbourne. However, the website features some great resources suitable for schools anywhere in Australia looking at what is water, the water cycle, recycled water and the influence of water on culture and society.

WATER QUALITY AND CATCHMENTS

Queensland Wetlands Program: Features a number of resources for teachers including a catchment roleplay and Our Wetlands. Our Wetlands is a field-based research unit that explores the importance of wetlands, their role in reducing sediment and nutrient run-off to the Great Barrier Reef, and the impact of our actions on their functions.

Discovering Wetlands in Australia: A primary school education kit produced by the Australian Government. The package is free to download and has been designed as a curriculum resource for students in Years 3-6.

Bugasaurus Explorus: Interactive and informative site examining waterbugs. Features a waterbug animation.

Freshwater Macro Invertebrates App: A free macro invertebrate App developed by Toohey Forest EEC and other environmental education centres. Use the filter to identify which bug you have found and determine its sensitivity rating.

FIELD DATA SHEETS

Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Identification Key: Use this simple key to identify your waterbugs.
Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Record Sheet - Record the water bugs you collected and work out the site's SIGNAL grade.

Riparian Assessment: Assess the condition of the vegetation in and adjacent to your sample area.

Habitat Investigation work booklet: The accompanying workbooklet for a video series developed by QMDC, USQ, and Amaroo Environmental Education Centre.

Habitat Investigation 'how to' clips: Some great Youtube clips that demonstrate how to monitor your local environment and perform your own habitat investigation studies.

FIELD-BASED OPPORTUNITIES

Amaroo Environmental Education Centre near Toowoomba (Phone: (07) 4696 7140) and Columboola Environmental Education Centre near Miles (Phone: (07) 4665 8166) run environmental education programs during the school year.

Upcoming Events

Murray-Darling Native Fish Forum

23 August 2017

You are invited to attend the 2017 Murray-Darling Basin Native Fish Forum, on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th August 2017 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra The theme of this year's forum is Fish, Flows, Habitat…  + read more

Tree planting - St Mary's School Goondiwindi

15 September 2017

A mass tree planting by St Mary’s School students and Goondiwindi Regional Council (GRC) as part of a lesson on the importance of creating native habitat in town areas. QMDC’s guest speakers will lead a discussion…  + read more

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19 September 2017

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