Go Wild – Discover, Connect and Act!
Empowering today’s youth to take positive action for our environment!
Located on the edge of Brisbane’s largest national park, D’Aguilar National Park, and incorporating the Enoggera Reservoir, the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre provides a fantastic learning environment for young people of all ages. Spend the day with our animals, head onto one of the short walking tracks or take a paddle on the reservoir. Regardless of your learning focus Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is the place to go!
Download the Discovery Centre Guide to help you plan your day.
Our Park Rangers are available to share their stories and help students discover and connect with Queensland unique native species and the protected habitats they live within while learning about the issues and problems facing them. Our educational experiences are all about changing attitudes and behaviours and motivating meaningful ACTION, informed by knowledge, and understanding.
Our unique learning experiences can be tailored to curriculum with content and duration tailored to catered for any year level and students with diverse learning needs. With indoor and outdoor presentation areas, including our new living classroom, we have options for all weather conditions and learning outcomes.
While programs can be tailored to meet needs there are four standard booking options available to school groups, including:-
- Self-guided tours
- WildEd - Ranger led presentation (up to 45 minutes) tailored to your specific learning or curriculum outcomes
- Into the Wild – A Ranger led multi-species show (up to 60 minutes)
- Ranger Guided Park tour (up to 1.5hrs)
Below is just an example of the curriculum links that can be addressed through our educational programs.
Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)
Recognising the needs of living things in a range of situations such as pets at home, plants in the garden or plants and animals in bushland
Fur Feathers Scales
Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
Describing the use of animal body parts for particular purposes such as moving and feeding
Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
Exploring what happens when habitats change and some living things can no longer have their needs met
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)
Exploring different characteristics of life stages in animals such as egg, caterpillar and butterfly
The History of a significant person or part of the natural environment (ACHASSK044)
Investigating the history of a chosen person, building, site or landmark in the local community using sources and relating a story which these reveal about the past
Living and Non-living
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
Recognising characteristics of living things such as growing, moving, sensitivity and reproducing
Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072)
Describing the stages of life cycles of different living things such as insects, birds, frogs and flowering plants
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
Describing and listing adaptations of living things suited for particular Australian environments
Our downloadable information pack includes an excursion guide, education activities and risk management guidelines.
|Program||Student Price (10 or more paying students)|
|School Group – Self guided tour||$3.50|
|WildEd – Ranger led curriculum aligned experience within living classroom||$15.00|
|Into the Wild – Ranger led wildlife discovery show||$15.00|
|Ranger guided park tour||$15.00|
Free of charge (FOC) ratio for teachers/supervisors
|Year Level||Free of charge ratio|
|Childcare (under 4 years)||1 FOC to 3 children|
|Prep – Year 3||1 FOC to 5 students|
|Years 4-6||1 FOC to 10 students|
|Years 7-12||1 FOC to 15 students|
|Tertiary||1 FOC to 20 students|
Above group rate available to school groups with 10 or more paying students. All prices are inclusive of GST and available only to Australian primary and secondary education institutions. Prices updated on the first of July every year and are subject to change without notice. Entry to the park is subject to the park's condition of entry . If you have an enquiry about these prices or eligibility please email the Education team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
- From 17 December proof of COVID-19 vaccination required 8 December 2021 to 3 January 2022