For Teachers

GeckoEd offers carefully crafted learning activities blending Ecological concepts – Immersion with the natural world – Earth caring and linked to the National and Queensland Curricula. We offer tailored courses for ages Prep to Yr 11. Download our brochure here.

 

Gecko Ed sources and provides most resources required and willingly works with your teaching staff to achieve your desired outcome. Students may be involved in –

o Demonstrating ecological concepts.

o Ecosystems and ecosystems’ services,

o Scientific measuring in biological and geographical fields

o Observing and identifying micro climates

o Species Identification

o Food webs

o Natural processes

o Appreciation of the natural world

o Practising sustainability.

We can visit you

Our experienced educators can visit your classrooms in the Gold Coast region.

The delivered content is linked to curricula and includes nature’s cycles, relationships, habitats and connectivity.

You can visit us

Schools are encouraged to contact us for help in organising excursions to the estuary, mangroves, beach and catchments of Currumbin, which include the sub tropical forest of Mt. Cougal, located close to Gecko House.

Visits to other Gold Coast ecosystems and habitats can be arranged to suit your student’s needs and tasks. 

Make a request

GeckoEd can design programs according to your students needs and curricula. Our trained and experienced educators are committed to fresh and innovative learning experiences.

Gecko Environment Council is a not-for-profit organisation and our charges for programs are very reasonable and can be negotiated to meet your teaching needs.

We invite you to consider having GeckoEd provide a unique learning experience for your students.

For further details email educators@gecko.org.au or phone the GeckoEd Team Mon – Fri, 10am – 2pm on 5534 1412. Mob: 0416216455
  • Thank you so much for hosting my class last week and helping incredibly with their understanding of environmental protection and responsible planning. Secondary sources like books and the internet can only ever tell students a small portion of what’s really important. Getting the opportunity to take their learning beyond the four walls of a classroom makes their learning all the more richer.

    Mark Hoppe

    The Southport School

Geography & Science Fieldwork Option

GeckoEd provide qualified teachers who create and lead day long excursions working within the Geography and Science High School curricula.

Examples of programs on offer are:

Wetlands for Year 7
Biomes and Food Security with scientific measuring for Year 9
Human Impacts on Ecosystems for Year 11.
Identification and measurement of microclimates of mangroves and dunes for Year 11.
Or a customised program to suit your requirements.

Read more about this program.

Learnscape Garden at Gecko House

GeckoEd uses the Learnscape Garden to deliver curriculum based education to children.

It enables us to demonstrate how creatures and plants support each other, and how each has evolved to play an important role in its particular ecosystem.

GeckoEd has been turning the grounds around Gecko House into a Learnscape Garden with the enthusiastic assistance of schools and community members.

We have completed a number of gardens planted with local native plants, including bush tucker plants, an interpretive trail and a frog pond, which delights the young EcoDiscoverers who attend our Fabulous Frogs program.

Everyone enjoys watching our colony of stingless native bees busy around the entrance to their hive. Only a couple of mm in length these delicate and gentle creatures are a pleasure to watch.

 

Stingless native bees in Gecko Learnscape garden
Stingless native bee hive Gecko Learnscape garden
Stingless native bees at home in the Learnscape Garden
Dereka Ogden creator plaque Gecko Learnscape garden
Celebrating Gecko Educator Dereka Ogden
Frog in Gecko Learnscape garden frog pond
One of our resident frogs