A world-class environmental education hub delivering curriculum extension opportunities related to the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.
The Noosa Environmental Education Hub (Noosa EEHub) has a vision to become a world-class environmental education hub delivering curriculum extension opportunities that provide connection between the Noosa Biosphere Reserve and community.
The Hub will offer rolling-term programs that immerse young people and their school communities in Noosa Biosphere Reserve education linked to the Australian Curriculum. Localised programs are practical ensuring students are not only learning theoretical information about the Noosa Biosphere but physically engage in the natural biosphere, exploring and theorising about the state of our environment. Students are provided with opportunities to deliver grassroots projects to restore the biodiversity within their communities through community-based partnerships and empower our young people to have a voice and take action on issues of importance to their local environs.
Funding for this project allows Noosa EEHub to develop the centre’s capacity while piloting programs with local schools within the Noosa Biosphere Reserve.
- Term 3 2019 – practical curriculum extension pilot program for Noosa District High School Grade 9 Science.
- Term 4 2019 – practical curriculum extension pilot program for Grades 9 Humanities Good Shepard Lutheran College.
- Term 1 2020 – Sunshine Beach State High School, Good Shepard Lutheran College.
- Term 2 2020 – Sunshine Beach State High School, Good Shepard Lutheran College and Noosaville, Cooroy and Tewantin Primary Schools. Montessori Noosa – Aboriginal Led Sustainability Education. (Postponed due to COVID-19)
Further to this project, the Noosa EEHub received a Federal Government Bushfire Recovery Grant of $149,750 in 2021 to engage Year 9 students at Sunshine Beach High, Noosa District High and St Theresa’s College to aid the Noosa Biosphere’s recovery process.
Noosa Environmental Education Hub delivers a bushfire study for Humanities students at Good Shepard Lutheran College. Hear from the students and teachers.
Completed in November 2020.
Noosa Environmental Education Hub (Noosa EEHub)
Milestone 1 Final Report
Milestone 2 Final Report
25 November 2020 – 7 Local News
25 November 2020 – Bushfire evacuation sparks teens climate crusade
24 November 2020 – Real life learning gives voice to youth
10 June 2020 – Planting indigenous insights along with Biosphere
8 June 2020 – New Education Hub inspires students to learn about our Noosa Biosphere Reserve
8 June 2020 – Educating students on Noosa’s Biosphere
28 August 2019 – Students feel the buzz with Australia-first science program