Our environmental education activity program known as BEAD (Biodiversity Education Aquatic Discovery) aims to connect people to the environment by working in partnership with a number of other organisations to deliver coordinated school and adult education activities covering a range of resource management, biodiversity, water and environmental issues.
Education Packages are delivered to schools and community groups in the local area and have become an integral part of the curriculum. We have several alternatives for delivery.
- Half day rotating sessions
- Full day excursions to a natural reserve or area relevant to the school
- Presentations to individual classes of all ages
- Tailored information sessions – relevant to a topic
- Community events
- Supplying brochures, information and equipment for activities
Groups of students rotate through sessions being conducted by an assortment of presenters from varying Landcare groups, GBCMA, CMN‘s, Ag Vic, GV Water, GM Water, Parks Victoria, Shire representatives; other environmental groups, local historians and the local Indigenous education officers and anyone else who is passionate enough to want to participate.
The packages are a generic set of activities designed and planned with teachers to fulfil part of the curriculum, not just a one-off day activity. You can choose from the activities below or we can work with you to tailor activities to suit learning needs or units of study.
We also offer a range of smaller activities which can be offered during our rotation sessions, including the fish game, scavenger hunts, animal charades, build a bug, Animal i-spy, colouring in activities, and much more.
We welcome enquiries from schools and community groups who are interested in hosting an environmental education session. If you would like more information or to make a booking for our education activities, please contact the office on 03 5821 3530 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org