Secondary School Programs

As a former Senior Geography teacher and still registered, teacher, Trevor can assist your school with meeting the strict curriculum needs of from Years 7-12. With customised incursions and excursions to select from, ECOllaboration will guide you through the process of booking your next field experience that can be mapped against the following ACARA/QCAA curriculum links.  Trevor can also provide assessment materials, including student report scaffolding, for a range of year levels to suit your customised field experience. Indigenous Australian culture and knowledge is embedded in program delivery wherever possible.

LOCATIONS

Petrie Creek is used as the feature local waterway with various water testing options while providing students the additional opportunity to spot a platypus on their journey through the catchment! Wappa Dam is also utilised upon request to showcase water as a resource.  Please note that ECOllaboration can host at your local creek/waterway and tailor the content accordingly if this suits your time constraints.

The coastal management unit for Year 10 at Maroochydore Beach is a real highlight and one that Trevor has taught for over 10 years at a range of schools prior to joining the team at ECOllaboration. With recently completed works, students have the opportunity to see a finished coastal management project and consider further recommendations.  A mobile education exhibit, courtesy of Sunshine Coast Council, can also be arranged to be onsite for your students pending availability.

CURRICULUM OPTIONS

  • Geography

Year 7 Water in the World (water cycle, water as a resource, managing water supply)

Year 10 Coastal Management (eg Maroochydore Beach Erosion Plan)

Year 12 Unit 3 Topic 1 Responding to Land Cover Transformations (weed mgmt at Petrie Ck)

  • Science

Options vary (contact ECOllaboration for details)

  • Biology

Options vary (contact ECOllaboration for details)

Our selection of featured activities, depending on curriculum needs, include;

 

  • Coastal processes (Maroochydore Beach including SCC strategic plans, analysis of hard and soft engineering structures, current projects and best-practice future recommendations)
  • Water testing of a local creek including visual observation and scientific parameters (students to assist testing and recording pH, temperature, turbidity, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen)
  • Hands-on waterbug analysis (students examine macroinvertebrates and tally species found with conclusions drawn to water quality based on findings)
  • Catchment tours/nature walks (including platypus spotting areas, wildlife awareness, weeds, habitat protection)
  • Invasive species (cane toads, common weed flora)
  • Platypus spotting and interpretive talks about local platypus populations, including ECOllaboration community survey data and habitat protection initiatives
  • First Nation’s Australian use of plants and hunting techniques (silent hunting/spotting)