Where is the Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre (BIEEC)?
Boyne Island is an island located in the mouth of the Boyne River about 20 km south of the industrial port city of Gladstone in Central Queensland, a jumping off point to the Capricorn Section of the Great Barrier Reef.
The island is linked to the mainland by two bridges and supports a township of about 9000 people.
BIEECs unique location allows its curriculum to emphasise the natural coastal, marine and reef environments and human use of these areas. It is the only EEC to conduct extended wilderness excursions to the outer Great Barrier Reef.
What does the Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre provide?
The curriculum forms a journey of environmental awareness with three stages in the journey: Starting with skills on how to tackle environmental problems, then exploring the natural or built environments to monitoring human impact and finally arriving at carrying out practical activities helping the environment.
Pursuits such as scuba diving, canoeing, boating and bicycling act as a means to enhance exploration for environmental education.
The centre has a well-developed technology program and strong links with industry and the community through joint programs such as Waterwatch,
Vocational environmental educational packages are embedded in all programs.
The campus includes trails and discovery interpretative centres, ropes course, solar and wind energy structures. Facilities include administration block, conference room, library, amenities block, kitchen and dining room. Accommodation for overnight visitors is in either a lodge (18) or a tent village (50). All buildings are air-conditioned.
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