School trips to FLOW
FLOW Visitors Centre is the perfect place to bring your class for a fun and informative excursion. The 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.
Flow Opening HoursTues - Thurs: 10.00am to 3.00pm
Fri - Mon: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed
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Preparing for your visit
You must book your class visit 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.
Ideal class size
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.
Ideal visit duration
Visits usually take at least 1.5 hours. This allows time for introductions, a few rotations between activities and a debrief.
We can cover many topics as the centre’s content lends itself to every age group and a wide range of curriculum areas including:
- Threatened species habitat and threats
- Geography and maps
- Sustainability and Landcare
- Life on a farm
- Science and the natural world
- Oceans and wetlands
- Mining and geology
- Water use and management
All our sessions are tied to the Australian and Queensland curricula, and can be tailored to suit your needs. Click here to see how our sessions link to each curriculum.
FLOW teacher testimonials
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.
– Krysten Thompson, Teacher Year 9, Emmaus 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.
– Adrielle Pottle, Teacher Year 9, St Brendan’s College
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.
– Aleysha Ferlazzo, Teacher Year 2, St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School