School holidays at FLOW
Mark your calendar and let the free school holiday fun begin!
Do your kids love animals? Don’t miss the opportunity to expand their horizons in a fun and entertaining space and introduce them to people working with animals on a daily basis. There will be a Snubfin Dolphin Researcher, RSPCA inspector, crocodile handler and a zoo keeper! Details on sessions times are available on our events calendar.
For details about all FLOW’s activities these school holidays, see the poster.
FLOW is the place to go to discover CQ
If you are looking for something fun, free and interactive to do in Rockhampton, discover FLOW Visitors Centre. Located inside the historic former post office building in East Street, Rockhampton, it’s packed with interesting and interactive displays. The centre is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm from Tuesday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
FLOW Visitors Centre is a public education space created by Fitzroy Basin Association. You’ll find all this and more at FLOW:
- Large maps of the Fitzroy Basin in central Queensland
- An interactive map table that shows different land uses like farming, grazing and mining
- Beautiful photos and information panels about special plants, animals and places
- Short, engaging videos featuring cute characters and local farmers
- A kids corner with a board game, colouring sheets and scale model of a fish way
Find FLOW education material and other resources for students and teachers
Shy dolphin story and a turtle tale – now available at FLOW
From the team at Fitzroy Basin Association’s FLOW Visitor’s Centre comes two books celebrating our unique Central Queensland treasures with funny and clever story lines complimented by beautiful illustrations on every page:
- “Dadhim the slightly different-looking dolphin”, the latest book celebrating the threatened Australian Snubfin Dolphin, which lives in the waters of the Fitzroy Delta, and
- “Oh Dear, That’s My Rear”, a book about our local bum-breathing Fitzroy River Turtle.
The first tells the story of Rheo a Fitzroy River Turtle (Rheodytes leukops) or the ‘bum breathing turtle’ who lives in the the Fitzroy River catchment (the only place in the world where you will find this threatened species) and the second is about Dadhim, the different looking dolphin which lives in the murkier waters of river mouths, rather than in open water.
Available for just $16 each. These hardcover books are a perfect gift for the children in your life.
Please note: “Dadhim, the slightly different looking dolphin” is only available at FLOW currently, and expected to reach other stockist by mid-late April 2015.
Get your copy of “Oh Dear, That’s My Rear” at the following stockists now:
- FLOW Visitors Centre, Corner of East and Denham Streets, Rockhampton (open between 10am-4pm, Tues-Fri)**
- Fitzroy River & Coastal Catchments, 14 Wandal Road, Rockhampton
- CHRRUP, Level 1/ 13 Borilla Street, Emerald
- CQUni Book Shop, CQUniversity, Building 35, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton**
- Capricorn Educational Resources, 52 Alexandra Street, North Rockhampton**
- My Sister’s House, East Street, Rockhampton
- The Botanical Gardens Tea Rooms, Rockhampton Botanical Gardens
- Yellow Door Bookstore, Queen Street, Yeppoon
- Dawson Catchment Coordinating Association (DCCA), 64 The Boulevard, Theodore
- Capricorn Caves, 30 Olsens Caves Road, The Caves
Teachers take note! a literacy pack for “Oh Dear, That’s My Rear” is available at selected retailers (marked with ** ). The pack is $79.99 and includes 6 copies of the book, 2 sets of curriculum-based activity cards designed to be suitable for grades 3-10 studying topics such as: endangered animals; human impacts on habitats; local area study; features of animals.
Perfect for school excursions
FLOW Visitors Centre is the perfect place to bring your class for a fun and informative excursion. Please book at least four weeks in advance so we can offer you a customised experience when bringing your class to FLOW. Your school may also be eligible for a subsidy to help pay for bus hire.
The centre can cater to students of every age including prep, primary school, high school and university or TAFE students. It has entertaining and interactive features that will engage your students. We can also augment the content of the centre with tailored activities, games, or guest speakers.
Book a tour
FLOW Visitors Centre can cater to students of every age including prep, primary school, high school and university or TAFE students.
The centre has entertaining and interactive features that will engage your students. We can also augment the content of the centre with tailored activities, games, or guest speakers. To view our education sessions tied to Australian and Queensland Curriculum click here.
For younger audiences we keep our activities simple, fun and hands-on where possible. For older audiences we can facilitate more sophisticated activities and discussions, or arrange presentations by natural resource management professionals, scientists and researchers.
We can easily work with groups of 25 students. Please talk to us about larger groups, because this is still possible – especially if you have teacher aides or parents that can help.
Visits usually take at least 1.5 hours. This allows time for introductions, a few rotations between activities and a debrief.
Krysten Thompson, Teacher Year 9, Emmaus College
A fantastic experience that motivated my Year 9s in a way that I would not have thought possible in such a short space of time! They generated such fantastic ideas from the visit as a result of fantastic physical resources and the most valuable asset of all, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, approachable staff. Thank you!
Adrielle Pottle, Teacher Year 9, St Brendan’s College
Students were able to receive first hand knowledge about the farming community and witness the newest technology of mapping systems. This helped broaden their understanding of concepts and ideas around food production and land use, particularly in the region where they live.
Aleysha Ferlazzo, Teacher Year 2, St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School
Visiting the Flow Centre was easily one of the best experiences of our year 2 students. The staff are both knowledgeable and friendly. Their teaching style is very engaging. They kept the groups small and interactive so that students really learned so much from each other. Everything was so hands on. The content covered complemented the content from our Geography unit.