FLOW is the place to go to discover CQ
There’s lots to see and do this school holidays at FLOW! Check out our activities here.
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
A turtle tale – now available at FLOW
From the team at Fitzroy Basin Association’s FLOW Visitor’s Centre – a new local book celebrating the unique Fitzroy River Turtle! The book “Oh Dear, That’s My Rear” is a delightfully funny and clever children’s book, complemented by beautiful illustrations on every page.
It tells the story of Rheo a Fitzroy River Turtle (Rheodytes leukops) or more commonly known as the ‘bum breathing turtle’. The Fitzroy River catchment is the only place in the world where you will find this threatened species.
Available for just $15.99 at the following outlets:
This hardcover book is a perfect gift for the children in your life. Teachers take note! a literacy pack for this book 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.
Get your copy today at:
- 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
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.
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.
Kaye Morley, Head of Department – Humanities & Teacher Year 9 Geography, St Brendan’s College
Thanks so much for all of the hard work you put in to preparing for our visit today. It was very relevant to everything we are doing in class and was a very enjoyable experience. Your team was so very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Our visit to FLOW provided the boys with an extremely valuable learning experience. The staff arranged speakers and demonstrations that specifically addressed our unit of work on Biomes and Food Security. The activities were engaging and interactive. Staff were friendly, professional and helpful – they went to great lengths to accommodate the needs of our group. It was a great experience!
Christie Mahon, Chemistry/Physics Teacher, Rockhampton Girls Grammar School
I recently took my 11/12 Chemistry class to the FLOW centre as the culminating activity for our unit on Water Quality. My class found the visit particularly useful as they were finalising their reports on the effects of industry on the water quality of the Fitzroy Catchment Area. The presenter was very knowledgeable and covered aspects that were pertinent to their investigations. I will be including this visit next time we study water quality.
Leeza Bailey, Coordinator, St Anthony’s After School Care
Thank you, the literacy packs associated with “Oh Dear, That’s My Rear” have been a wonderful addition to our library with many of our children who did not attend the excursion interested in the activities.
David Summerhayes, Teacher Year 7, Capricornia School of Distance Education
The information provided by the centre was very relevant to a Landcare unit our Year 4 to 7 students were studying. They loved interacting with the displays.
Gareth Saunders, Teacher Year 5, Rockhampton Grammar School
The FLOW centre is an excellent resource for teachers. It provides varied, interesting and well planned activities for students to participate in. The staff were fantastic in setting up the visit and are very helpful and knowledgeable.