Noosa Biosphere Reserve - A celebration of community and environment.

Bioregions Educational Resource and Biocultural Leadership

Project Overview

The Noosa Environmental Education Hub has been working within schools since 2019 to raise awareness about our local ecosystems and help connect students through their essential curriculum. T

The Noosa Environmental Education Hub has been working within schools since 2019 to raise awareness about our local ecosystems and help connect students through their essential curriculum. Their work in schools has shown that there is a very low understanding of these ecosystems and a low understanding of what the Noosa Biosphere Reserve is. This project is designed to raise awareness of the Biosphere Regions and the work of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation, promoting community buy-in and behaviour change. Through this project, The Noosa Environmental Education Hub engenders the next generation of environmental custodians by linking schools to real-life projects and creating curriculum resources around environmental conservation in the Noosa Shire.

The project will set out to deliver:

  • Increased awareness of Noosa Biosphere and Regions and its unique flora and fauna
  • Awareness of human impacts on biosphere regions
  • Types of ecosystems within Noosa Biosphere
  • Grassroots actions in support of Biosphere Regions and promote participation in volunteering and improving backyard biodiversity

AREAS OF LEARNING

Wallum Woodland and Heathland Ecosystems

Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi

  • Traditional Custodians
  • Position as scientist, agriculturists, astronomers, innovators and medicinal knowledge
  • Pay respect to their deep understanding of the Biospheres ecosystems and the interactions of these systems – bioindicators Environmental Groups
  • Organic connection to the groups throughout resources and in how to help section for volunteering etc.
Intended outcomes
  • Positive engagement Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation through action
  • Adult education opportunities through school network and parent communities
  • Stakeholder program promotion – increasing awareness of the work of the regions Environmental Groups and enablement of collaboration
  • Provide a scaleable resource for deep understanding and connection to local ecosystems
  • Integrate a Citizen Science process that will measure the state of our environment