BIEEC Protecting Wetlands for the Future Teacher Training Workshops Aug 17th & 18th 2020

It's on again! Just in time for World Mangrove Day on July 26th. Inspire your students to become a mangrove champion by signing up to this FREE mangrove teacher PD workshop at Boyne Island EEC 17th- 18th August to coincide with National Science Week.  TRS costs and Travel Assistance available on request.


Follow this link and fill out the survey by 12th August to sign-up: Protecting Wetlands for the Future Training Workshop Application Survey

We want to take this opportunity to invite high school Science and Geography teachers from Southern GBR Region high schools and beyond to attend a 2-day MangroveWatch tidal wetland citizen science teacher training workshop, to be held at Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre (BIEEC), August 17th & 18th 2020.


MangroveWatch, in partnership with Earthwatch Australia and support from the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, is establishing a schools-based citizen science monitoring program along the Great Barrier Reef Coastline. As part of this program, we are inviting schools and teachers in the Southern GBR region to participate in tidal wetland research through a schools-based mangrove citizen science program. In partnership with Cool Australia, we have developed 6 lesson plans for Year 9 & 10 Science and Geography curriculum that cover the following themes:

  • why investigate tidal wetlands?;

  • what changes affect tidal wetlands?;

  • investigating tidal wetlands; collecting, interpreting and analysing tidal wetland data;

  • and social action. 


With assistance from Mackay Christian College, these lesson plans have been extended to meet requirements for the new Qld senior Science curriculum. These lessons are designed to engage students in real-world tidal wetland data collection that will contribute to tidal wetland and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage management in the region.


The upcoming teacher training workshop will introduce teachers to the lesson plans and provide field-based training on MangroveWatch citizen science methods with the assistance of tidal wetland researchers. Scholarships to cover teacher replacement cost (TRS) over the two days are available to teachers to assist attendance.


Find out more by watching this short video: Get Your Mangroove On!


Teachers from outside of Gladstone are welcome to stay at BIEEC accommodation for the workshop.


For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please download MangroveWatch teachers workshop flyer.