About FLOW

FLOW is Fitzroy Basin Association’s educational program. FBA has a range of educational resources, equipment and materials that aim to inspire our community to care, take action and create positive change for our region’s natural resources.

As well as our resources, the community can explore the FLOW Centre, which opened in 2013 as a public education space. The centre is a fun, interactive and informative space in the centre of Rockhampton, located inside the historic former Post Office Building in East Street.

The FLOW Centre is available for use by groups, schools, organisations and the community to host functions or self-guided experiences – bookings essential!  From April 12th 2018 the FLOW Centre will be closed to the general public for walk ins while we revitalise the space and our education program, make sure you keep an eye out on our social media for updates.

 

At FLOW you will find:

  • 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
  • Large maps of the Fitzroy Basin and sub-catchments in central Queensland
  • Interactive model tables; River Model and Augmented Reality Topography Sand Box
  • Short, engaging videos featuring cute characters and local farmers
  • Virtual Reality headsets with 360 degree tours of properties and our activities
  • A kids corner with a board game, colouring sheets and activity books

FLOW Educational Resources

FBA has developed a number of educational resources available to help our region’s communities, teachers and students.
There are downloadable resources such as fact sheets, case studies, guide books, training packs, curriculum kits and children’s books — all designed to improve knowledge about our important environments, communities and industries.

FLOW Visitors Centre can cater to students of every age including prep, primary, high school and university or TAFE students. It has entertaining and interactive features that will engage your students. We also offer tailored activities, games, or guest speakers.

FLOW’s tailored education sessions are tied to the Australian school curriculum.  FLOW classroom sessions will cater for up to 25 students and are to 1.5 hours in length, providing the ideal amount of time to engage students in a fun, informative and engaging way.

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.

If your school is not within travelling distance to the centre, we can also offer our innovative FLOW On The Go program, which is a travelling program designed to make our FLOW program even more accessible to all students across the basin.

Our visits have included Emerald, Springsure, Gladstone and Biloela, 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.

Special events

FBA will host FREE special activities in FLOW for events like school holidays and National Science Week.
Bookings are essential for these special events, so check out our events calendar and Facebook page to stay up date with what we’ve got on!

Hosting an event in FLOW

Host your next meeting, public forum, seminar, meet and greet in the FLOW Centre or get a group together to come along and explore.  Please email your request for a booking.

FBA Guest speakers

For suitable events, FBA staff may be available to share specialist knowledge and expertise by giving a presentations or guest speaking.  Please send us an email to enquire if one of our natural resource management professionals, scientists or researchers is available.

Frequently asked questions about the FLOW Centre

How do I book?

Email us your request at flow@fba.org.au and we will be in touch!

Does FLOW still host tours and school bookings?

The FLOW Centre is currently undergoing some revitalisation to how we deliver our educational program and in the space.  At this time FBA staff are not facilitating school bookings however you can still book the space and bring your students to experience the centre’s engaging and interactive features.  The FBA team will happily guide you in how the space can be used!

Is FLOW still open to the public?

The FLOW Centre is no longer open Tuesday to Thursdays for the public to drop in and visit.  You can still organise a group to visit the space or keep an eye out for our advertised special events.

How many people can fit in FLOW?

It depends how you want to use the space! Groups of 25 fit well to move around and interact with the displays. For larger groups, up to 50, it is still comfortable in the space if it is seat up with lecture style seating or as a stand-up functions.

What equipment and resources are in FLOW to host my event?

FBA has a small number of fold out chairs and tables that you can use.  There is a projector and drop down screen for presentations with speakers.  FBA also has a number of portable equipment like whiteboards available for use.  We also have educational resources and lesson plans available that your teachers can deliver to your students on our website or by request.

Does FBA take special requests?

We will endeavour to meet any special requests, just get in touch and we can see what we can do.