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.

Mini Beasts
John has been involved in Landcare for over 20 years and is well known around the region for his collection of bugs and insects. John loves sharing his knowledge with people of all ages, and let’s you get up close and personal to all sorts of spiders, beetles, centipedes and more.
Tree Planting
Students learn why planting trees is important to our environment and then get their hands dirty to plant their own tree. They can then watch their plants grow and develop over the years, knowing that they helped create our future landscapes.
Rubbish Collection
Clean Up Australia day is held the first weekend in March and we hold regular rubbish collection sessions with local schools to not only clean up our environment, but to inspire students to learn about the impact of rubbish on their local environment.
Aquatic macro-invertebrates
Students discover the world of water bugs, their importance in freshwater ecology, and how their presence gives us indicators of the health of our water systems and the wider Catchment.
Tracks and Scats
Why do kids always love talking about poo! In this activity they try to match the different footprints (tracks) and poo’s (scats) of some of Australia’s native animals, while learning fun facts along the way.
Endangered Animals
Students learn the difference between rare, threatened, endangered & critically endangered, the various threats which adversely affect the survival of different species, and the importance of animal conservation

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: info@gmln.com.au