For Schools

GeckoEd offers carefully designed learning activities and programs blending ecological concepts linked to the National and Queensland Curricula. You can choose from our existing programs or contact us for a tailored program or activity written to your requirements. 

All our programs are designed and written by qualified teachers and delivered by experienced environmental educators, qualified teachers and industry experts.

Primary School

Yr 4 Biological Sciences – Living things in ecosystems

Yr 4 HASS – Using places sustainably

Yr 5 Biological Sciences – Ecosystems

Yr 5 HASS – People and Environment

Secondary School

Yr 7 Geography and Science – Wetlands

Yr 9 Geography and Science – Biomes and Food Security with scientific measuring

Yr 11 Geology – Water quality

Yr 11 Geology – Land cover transformation

Yr 11 Geography and Science – Human Impacts on Ecosystems

Yr 11 Geography and Science – Identification and measurement of microclimates of mangroves and dunes

Yr 12 Geology – Water quality

Excursion Locations

We prefer to conduct programs and excursions in the natural environment rather than the classroom to encourage connection with nature. However, our teachers can deliver one of our programs at your school or community group’s premises. 

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 in Currumbin Valley.

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


Gecko Environment Council is a not-for-profit organisation, and GeckoEd operates only to provide a service and cover costs, not to make a profit or fund other activities or projects.

Our standard programs attract a set fee per student. These costs are listed with the excursion information above. For tailored programs and activities, additional costs may occur.

We look forward to working with you and your school to provide a unique learning experience for your students.

For further details, email us or call us at (07) 5534 1412. 
Stingless native bees at home in the Learnscape Garden
Celebrating Gecko Educator Dereka Ogden
One of our resident frogs