2018 Winner: Sustainable Education Award

Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre

Inspiring Bay Champions through STEM
Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre is inspiring the next-generation of waterway custodians via a new science education program based in Brisbane. Known as Inspiring Bay Champions through STEM, the program provides students, teachers and the community with authentic learning experiences and the opportunity to engage in scientific research on-board their vessel Inspiration.

Utilising rigorous scientific process and with mentoring and support, participants analyse fish stocks, map seagrass, explore plankton density and diversity and estimate coral health. The program educates students about biodiversity and encourages participants to develop a strong appreciation of Moreton Bay and South East Queensland waterways.