School education programs

All schools and community groups in the Moreton Bay region can access the following free education programs.

Local history education resources

Teacher and student local history resources with Australian Curriculum links for Year 5. The resources include lesson plans and library based activities to guide students through the research process and images, photographs, maps and glossaries, to help students and teachers understand significant events in Moreton Bay’s history.

View Local history education resources

Waste education

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

PetSmart program

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.

Travel Choice Schools Program

The Moreton Bay Regional Council Travel Choice Schools Program (TCSP) delivers a range of sustainable transport initiatives targeted at reducing traffic congestion in and around school communities by increasing the number of families walking, cycling, carpooling and using public transport to travel to and from school.

For more information please see the Travel Choice Schools Program.

Safer School Travel Program

The MBRC Safer School Travel Program is a behaviour change program that aims to address traffic related issues around schools during peak times through an educational and awareness approach.

For more information please see the Safer School Travel Program

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

In-class presentation
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.

  1. Investigating Biodiversity and/or
  2. 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

In-class presentation
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.

  1. Auditing Energy
  2. 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 (document opens in new window) [PDF 415KB]

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