As part of our student engagement and STEM education activities, an opportunity for primary schools within the Burnett catchment to be involved in the project and increase student awareness and interest in STEM education, research and science is available for the Second Term of 2022.

The opportunity involves an age appropriate colouring competition for students and a fun facts guide (a resource for Primary Teachers) regarding koala ecology, Burnett Koala Program ‘Field & Observation Guide’ and ‘Planting for Koala Habitat’ information sheet for teachers to use to engage students in classroom discussions.

Student winners of the colouring competition will receive an age appropriate koala gift, while the schools of these winning students will have the opportunity to receive a visit from our ecologist to deliver the prize and talk to students about koala facts and conservation, as well as koala stickers for all students of the school.

***If you would like to know more please register your schools interest by clicking the link and we will be in contact with more information and resources.***

The Burnett Koala Program is a citizen science project aimed at raising awareness regarding the significance of regional koala populations & habitat health, as well as contributing to understanding koala presence, distribution, activity & habitat health in the Burnett Region.


This project is funded by the Queensland Government: Department of Environment & Science and delivered by the Office of the Chief Scientist.

Proudly supported by: Bunya Peoples’ Aboriginal Corporation, Wide Bay Burnett Environment, Council Inc, Australian Koala Foundation, Goondicum Pastoral Co and Wildlife Queensland

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