Programs and activities


In this section you will find out about the great diversity of activities on offer at Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre, simply select the relevant year level and to find out more information about the activities to choose from

Our centre conducts excursions based in our learnscaped grounds, the wetland areas nearby, or on the islands and waterways of southern Moreton Bay.

Day visits can cater for up to two class groups at a time, but this is restricted to one class group if using our boats.
View a detailed Day Visit information package (PDF, 1.8MB).

Camp visits cater for one class group only and can run from two to four days.
View a detailed Camp Visit information package (PDF, 1.1MB).

Please note that program design is flexible. Our mainstream programs are developed to support the Australian Curriculum. If you require a specialist program outside our mainstream delivery, please contact one of our centre staff to discuss.

Our priority is to service Education Queensland facilities. Although it is a priority, we also service a small percentage of local private schools and community groups.

We have also been able to provide Professional Development days for whole of school staff at our centre. For any enquiries contact the centre directly (see contact details below).

‚ÄčLive the learning at your school

Whilst Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre is fully booked for 2019, one of our Centre teachers is able to take some of our most beloved programs to your school. Please note there will be a minimum and maximum number of classes per visit.

To book, complete the application form for incursions and email to our office.

Creature feature

Year Level: Prep
Curriculum Focus: Living things have basic needs including food and water.
Description: A hands-on presentation at your school learning about the needs of three intriguing reptiles: turtle, blue tongue lizard and carpet python.
Time: 4 x 1 hour presentations throughout the school day. One class group per hour.
Maximum Number: 4 class groups (100 students) per day

Scales and tails

Year Level: 1
Curriculum Focus: Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their needs are met.
An interactive presentation at your school with the Centre's reptiles. Students observe and discuss the external features of a turtle, blue tongue lizard and snake.
Time: 4 x 1 hour presentations throughout the school day. One class group per hour.
Maximum Number: 4 class groups (100 students) per day.

Water bugs

Year Level: 2 and 3
Curriculum Focus:
Year 2: Living things grow and change and have offspring similar to themselves.
Year 3: Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features.
A hands-on activity catching water bugs in a local creek. Alternatively, our teacher can take a sample into the school. Students investigate life in fresh water with the use The Big Eye microscope. They have the opportunity to group the animals together based on observable features and learn that living things grow and change.
Time: 3 x 11/4 hour sessions at a local creek; or 4 x 1 hour in class presentation. One class group per session.
Maximum Number: 3-4 class groups (75-100 students) per day.


Year Level: 5
Curriculum Focus: Living things have structural features and a variety of adaptations that help them to survive in their environment.
A close encounter with the Centre's reptiles. Students observe the external features and adaptations of the reptiles and learn about how these help them to survive. Students learn about the needs of reptiles and about classification.

Power up

Year Level: 6
Curriculum Focus: Electrical energy can be transferred and transformed in electrical circuits and can be generated from a range of sources.
Interactive demonstration of various energy generators including a steam engine and solar powered personal fans. Measurement of classroom energy using energy monitoring equipment.
Time: 4 x 1 hour lab workshops. One class per hour.
Maximum Number: 4 class groups (100 students) per day.

Last reviewed 11 December 2018
Last updated 11 December 2018