Environmental Scientists as Teachers

Science is recognised as a pathway to innovation, and environmental science plays a significant role in meeting the new global challenges of our time. In Australia, environmental science is among the world’s best for quality, with our strengths lying in water science and technology, ecological modelling, and nature and landscape conservation[1].  The Australian Government has …

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Gold Coast Waterwatch for Term 2

Gold Coast Waterwatch is an education and community engagement program designed to develop knowledge around the human impacts on waterway health in Gold Coast Catchment areas. Together, we discuss what a catchment is and how the health of the waterway may be improved or depleted through human activities as well as working with students and …

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Wipe Out Waste for Term 2

I have had a lot of fun working both in the Wipe Out Waste mobile classroom and in school classrooms to spread the word on how to Wipe Out Waste! Wipe Out Waste is a primary school program that raises awareness and develops students’ understanding of how they can reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink when …

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Gold Coast’s Biggest Tree Planting Day

On the 29th March Natura Education were so excited to be a part of Gold Coast’s Biggest Tree Planting Day which was a fantastic community event organised by the Gold Coast Catchment Association and held at the Country Paradise Parklands in Nerang. Our team were there with some beautiful native animals such as a saltwater …

Natura Education: Through the Eyes of an Educator – Meet Kate!

Well, term two is a wrap and it is time to relax a little for the team of educators from Natura Education. The school term was action-packed, with our staff out and about in classrooms and outdoor spaces all over the place! Here we are interacting with children of all ages and members of the …

Natura Education at the Australian Association for Environmental Education Expo

In April of this year Natura Education had the pleasure of attending the Australian Association for Environmental Education Expo. The conference was held at the Arts and Ecology Centre at the Maroochy Botanic Gardens in Tanawha and was a spectacular location to display and showcase the beauty of the local environmental and how to engage …

Connecting Kids with Catchments

The Northern Gold Coast Catchments Schools Engagement Program 2014 Natura Education provides quality environmental education programs for primary and high schools, early learning centres, tertiary and international students and the wider community throughout the Gold Coast and beyond. In the early part of 2014 our team had the great pleasure of being involved in the …

An Underwater Treasure: Seagrass Health and Abundance on the Gold Coast

The Seagrass Health and Abundance Study was undertaken by Natura Pacific in 2012 to develop a Seagrass Monitoring Program for the Gold Coast. The aim of the project was to develop cost effective methods for monitoring seagrass habitats as well as improve the understanding of how these habitats functioned and what may be threatening their …

Gold Coast Hidden Gem: The Guanaba Indigenous Protected Area

As discussed in a previous article, one of our Natura team was lucky enough to attend a native seed collection workshop which was run by SEQ Catchments working in cooperation with Greening Australia. This workshop was held on-site at the Guanaba Indigenous Protected Area (GIPA) and was hosted by the Ngarang-Wal Gold Coast Aboriginal Association …

Searching for the Source: Native Seed Collection

Recently one of our team had the opportunity to share in a day-long workshop on the art of native seed collection. This workshop was one of a series being provided to the community by SEQ Catchments working in cooperation with Greening Australia. A huge added benefit of the day was the opportunity to listen and …

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