Education Partners

Growing passion and understanding of Queensland's unique biodiversity
Wonder of Science

Wonder of Science

Wonder of Science is promoting a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) culture in Queensland schools, one where students and their teachers understand the importance and potential of STEM.

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Wonder of Science and QTFN collaborate to provide unique education experiences in conservation for school students from across Queensland. Delivered on our properties, students participate alongside scientists in scientific research into species recovery and enhancing ecosystem services for Queensland.

Students are offered hands-on experience in scientific data collection and analysis, enabling them to gain valuable insight into what it is like to be a conservation scientist. Wonder of Science Young Science Ambassadors facilitate the programs, promoting the benefits of STEM subjects to school students.

QUT School of Creative Industries

QUT School of Creative Industries

Landscape architecture students from QUT School of Creative Industries participate in an annual Nature Conservation & Design Project, based on a design response to QTFN properties. Students respond to the ecological

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values and land management requirements of the property with a creative design solution.

In 2017, QTFN partnered with an honours student who is using acoustic listening devices to detect native species populations and movement patterns. Using cutting edge technology to identify animals has the potential to offer new and non-invasive methods for detecting wildlife populations and patterns of movement.

UQ Koala Ecology Group

UQ Koala Ecology Group

Our ongoing collaboration with the University of Queensland’s Koala Ecology Group provides important data for the recovery and future management of koala populations in the Ipswich and Scenic Rim areas.

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Their New Acland koala research project is investigating the decline in koala populations near Oakey. Monitoring of koalas reveals how they use the landscape, what trees they prefer and how far they range. Tracking data so far has revealed that some koalas cross busy roads regularly a threat that will need careful management.

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