Brisbane Urban Environmental Education Centre (BUEEC) is a learning hub within our community that enables mutually beneficial partnerships between schools, universities and industry to enhance students’ learning experiences.
Our programs are delivered and supported by a variety of groups such as The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), University of Queensland (UQ) and Lend Lease. The expertise contributed by these groups strengthens the authenticity and depth of centre programs, along with bridging the gap between primary, secondary and tertiary education and industry.
The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA)
The RNA has been a vital and treasured partner of BUEEC for over 25 years. The Centre, on behalf of the Department of Education, conducts the annual Show Camp, a residential program currently focusing on newswriting, which is conducted in association with the Ekka. The partnership between the Department of Education and the RNA, to conduct an educational camp based on the activities of the Show, commenced in 1928 and a camp has been held every year for most of that 90 year period. The Ekka which is the largest community event in Queensland each year, brings together the country and the city and showcases Queensland. The partnership with the RNA brings together a select group of Year Six students from across the state to live and learn together as they experience this unique event
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
QUT is a valued partner of BUEEC and is involved with both our Senior Geography and STEM planning and programs. The expertise, resources and support offered by a range of both lecturers and students from the university has allowed BUEEC to provide exceptional and authentic learning experiences.
University of Queensland (UQ)
BUECC has recently established a partnership with Dr Anthony Romilio, a University of Queensland palaeontology researcher. Having Dr Romilio work with students in our Year 6 STEM Horizons “Rediscovering Dinosaurs” program has brought the subject to life and provided an opportunity to explore with and be inspired by a practicing palaeontologist. His enthusiasm and extensive knowledge also encourages students to consider STEM careers.
Lend Lease is committed to creating and delivering innovative and sustainable property and infrastructure solutions for future generations. Our partnership with Lend Lease allows BUEEC staff to work collaboratively with industry professionals to provide opportunities for both school and university students to engage in inspirational conversations.