All schools and community groups in the Moreton Bay region can access the following free education programs.
Council has been providing a community and school waste education program to residents for over a decade. The aims of the waste education program are to encourage and educate the community with strategies and provide options to reduce the amount of waste produced and to find alternatives to disposal at landfills.
See the ResourecEd Schools fact sheet
Council officers are available to visit schools and address students on the importance of responsible pet ownership, including registering, training and caring for pets and the need to confine animals by fencing properties, see PetSmart program.
TravelSmart & road safety program
The TravelSmart program is about promoting active and healthy lifestyles by providing information and tips on how to change the communities travel behaviour and choices.
Whereas the road safety program highlights road safety issues in the region.
Education for sustainability
In-class presentations, investigations and actions in your school and nearby parks, habitat areas and waterways.
Council is supporting schools to assess and improve the health and resilience of our local environment and contribute to regional sustainability.
Programs are linked to curriculum Essential Learning’s and tailored to suit class needs. Excursions are also accommodated (conditions apply).
Teachers receive support materials and student worksheets to continue Education for Sustainability in the classroom.
Protecting Our Place; Our Biodiversity
Your local area is part of our Bioregion; a unique combination of flora, fauna, landforms and water movement. Students will participate in an interactive story identifying actions that protect and rebuild our important local ecosystems.
- Investigating Biodiversity and/or
- Developing an Action Plan for the Biodiversity (action-support facilitation)
Experienced environmental educators will assist classes to monitor and evaluate local habitats, biodiversity and waterways, and engage in the process of building an Action Plan for the Bioregion.
Energy Efficiency; Alternative Energy
Personal actions and choices play a large part in energy conservation, and this presentation, through experiments and examples, provides students with lifelong skills to assess efficiencies and make wise choices to conserve energy.
- Auditing Energy
- Developing an Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (action-support facilitation)
Experienced environmental educators will assist your students to audit their consumption of energy, or develop an Energy Efficiency Action Plan for the classroom or school.
Students develop scientific and technology research skills and have the opportunity to incorporate these in assessment work, real world monitoring of the environment, measurement of sustainability and School Environmental Management Plans.
Bookings for these programs can be made directly on (07) 5494 5100 or by completing the Education for Sustainability booking form [PDF 415KB]