Stanley River Environmental Education Centre is situated on the shores of Lake Somerset in close proximity to Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and adjacent areas.
This particular site was selected as an environmental education centre because the surrounding district offers a wide range of natural and human-modified environments suitable for environmental education activities. For example: dry eucalypt forest, freshwater habitats and grazing community.
The centre is designed to meet the needs of pupils and teachers from primary and secondary schools for short-term field experiences, where day visits or overnight excursions are appropriate.
The wide range of study areas provides visiting teachers with an insight into models on which to base or enrich an environmental education program within their own school communities.