Field Trips

Field Trips are NOW AVAILABLE for booking. 

The Organising Group have worked hard to negotiate great deals and activities for you on THURSDAY OCTOBER 25.
Half Day and Full Day options, including transport from the Conference Venue and refreshments, start from just $20 per person.

 

If you wish to book a field trip, please email aaee2018@arinex.com.au with the field trip you wish to book in.

Half Day Options

Coastal Community Engagement Program

For more than 15 years Griffith Centre for Coastal Management and City of Gold Coast have partnered to deliver a community engagement program that promotes community understanding about the health and management of our coastal environment and facilitates community participation in caring for our beaches.

This field trip will run a session on the beach that showcases the BeachCare activities that are held each weekend on the Gold Coast. Participants will learn about the importance of native dune plants, the characteristics of certain plants, coastal management on the Gold Coast and the educational sessions on offer through the program.

What to bring: Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, clothing and covered shoes.
Cost: $20 including activities, transport and morning tea.
Depart: 9:30am from Southern Cross University and return at 12:00pm

Please contact aaeeqld1@gmail.com for further information.

Full Day Options

A Day on the EDUCAT

Experience a day on Jacobs Well EEC vessel the EDUCAT, engaging in on board field studies. We will also stop for lunch and activities at Couran Cove Island Resort.

The day will include a field study of Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures, the South Stradbroke Island Indigenous Trail, a Broadwater Cruise, lunch and activities at Couran Cove.

What to bring: Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, clothing suitable for bush walking.
Cost: $70 including boat tour, activities, transport to and from Southern Cross University, morning tea and lunch.
Depart: 7:30am from Southern Cross University and return at 5:00pm

Please contact aaeeqld1@gmail.com for further information.


Native Habitats and Bush Interaction for Learning

Silkwood School and Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre are working in partnership to showcase place-responsive environmental education in native habitats and bush interaction for learning contexts.  Our centres are part of Kombumerri country and the wider Yugambeh language region. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of this land and their capacity and resilience as indigenous custodians.

At our places of learning, we have explored the notion that to develop the will and skills to protect and sustain the environment, people have to connect with it in physical and emotional ways, through direct experience; valuing the respect and intuition our traditional owners have for the land and the interconnectedness of all elements. Through our learning programs, we hope to inspire young people we engage with to build deeper connections to themselves, others and their local environments in meaningful and authentic ways.

In the morning session, participants will visit Silkwood School and explore their outdoor learn-scapes, interpretive bush trails and creeks and engage in place-responsive, sensory activities; showcasing indigenous cultural integration.

After morning tea, participants will journey to Numinbah Valley Environmental Education Centre to explore and interact with various learning and habitat zones.  Activities will involve learning about and interacting with World Heritage National Park zones, waterways and unique native habitats.  We will be visiting Natural Bridge, with glow worm cave and spectacular water features.

Our sessions will highlight proactive behaviours you can engage in when connecting to and caring for our natural environment to ensure that we acknowledge custodianship, leave a light footprint & allow the ecosystems to thrive sustainably.

What to bring: Water bottle, hat, sunscreen and wear clothing and covered shoes suitable for bush walking.
Cost: $30 including tour, bush walk, transport, morning and afternoon tea and lunch.
Depart: 8:30am from Southern Cross University and return at 5:00pm

Please contact aaeeqld1@gmail.com for further information.

Traditional Indigenous Games

Jingeri Jimbelungs! (Greetings Friends)

As part of Field Trip experiences integrated into AAEE 2018 National Conference, we are running training and formal accreditation for Traditional Indigenous Games (TIGs) at Tallebudgera Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre. Local Aboriginal facilitator and Yugambeh man, Craig Williams, will run this FREE course and it’s linked to the Get Active Queensland Program for those of you Queensland-based.

The purpose of this course is to take a positive step forward in breaking down barriers through playing Traditional Indigenous Games and develop the formal skillset to run these in educational and community settings.  It’s a hands-on, fun and interactive full day and you learn protocols for authentically weaving TIGs into your Health and Physical Education (HPE) and cultural learning programs and of course, play LOTS of games!

You’ll receive your certificate of accreditation linked to competency developed in following content areas: 

  • Cultural protocols;
  • Traditional Indigenous Games;
  • Building TIGs into your daily teaching;
  • Physical Activity planning, delivery and review;
  • Resources, networking and further information.

Yal Boru (Be Happy)

What to bring: Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, appropriate clothing for physical activity.
Cost: $40 including course, transport to and from Southern Cross University, morning tea and lunch.
Depart: 8:30am from Southern Cross University and return at 4:00pm

Please contact aaeeqld1@gmail.com for further information.

In addition…

Environmental Education in a Zoological Space

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is offering a full day and half-day program to learn about environmental education in a zoological space. Get hands on, meet some of their favourite Australian friends, and learn how they utilise outdoor spaces for engaging education. 

Prices for half-day program are $49.95, includes morning tea and full day program $74.95, includes morning tea and lunch. Minimum number of participants = 10.

Visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary stall at the AAEE conference for more information or book directly by contacting Education Officer directly at educationmanager@cws.org.au

NB Please do not book for this excursion through the AAEE 2018 website.