Once you are aware of the formal and informal curriculum links available, you need to meet with the partners in the education process. At this meeting, you should select particular themes or learning outcomes that incorporate the needs of both teachers and students and take full advantage of the learning opportunities provided by the local government services.
The resources selected will often provide the stimulus or context for the unit of work. For example, if the local area has a waste management facility, you might combine learning outcomes in Science, Health and Studies of Society and Environment to develop a unit of work on civic action and the local environment.
To gain maximum benefit from the excursion or presenter's visit, it is important to provide opportunities for learning before and after the visit. The Redland Shire Council Project provides examples of how this might be achieved.