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 Visitor 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 3:00pm from Tuesday to Thursday (excluding public holidays), although at times we do close our doors for visiting school groups to support their education experience.
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
FLOW on Tour
We are proud to be taking our environmental education program on the road to towns around Central Queensland, providing even more opportunities for students in the Fitzroy Basin to learn more about the region’s river systems, land use, animals and unique environments.
We’ve visited Emerald, Springsure, Gladstone and Biloela, to name a few, so please let the FLOW team know if you would like us to consider a future road-trip to your part of the Fitzroy Basin.
FLOW’s tailored education sessions are tied to the Australian school curriculum. The FLOW classroom sessions will cater for up to 25 students and be up to 1.5 hours in length, providing the ideal amount of time to engage students in a fun, informative and engaging way.
To register your interest, book a session or to find out more information email email@example.com
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 at most of our stockists – please let us know if you wish to purchase our new book and they don’t have it available!
Get your copies at the following stockists now:
- FLOW Visitors Centre, Corner of East and Denham Streets, Rockhampton (open between 10am-3pm, Tues-Thurs)**
- Capricornia Catchments, 14 Wandal Road, Rockhampton
- CQUni Book Shop, CQUniversity, Building 35, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton**
- Capricorn Educational Resources, 52 Alexandra Street, North Rockhampton**
- The Botanical Gardens Tea Rooms, Botanical Gardens, Rockhampton
- Rockhampton Art Gallery, 62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton
- Yellow Door Bookstore, Queen Street, Yeppoon
- Capricorn Enterprise Visitor Information Centre, Ross Creek Roundabout, Scenic Hwy, Yeppoon
- Capricorn Caves, 30 Olsens Caves Road, The Caves
- CHRRUP, Level 1/ 13 Borilla Street, Emerald
- Dawson Catchment Coordinating Association (DCCA), 64 The Boulevard, Theodore
Teachers take note! A literacy pack is available for both books at selected retailers (marked with ** ). The pack 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.
Packs: “Oh Dear, That’s My Rear” is $ 85 and “Dadhim the slightly different-looking Dolphin” is $98.
School holidays at FLOW
Mark your calendar and let the free school holiday fun begin!
Watch this space for details on the exciting workshops and sessions available in the Christmas school holidays from 10-19 January 2017.
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.