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Geography Teachers' Association of Queensland Inc.
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  • 15 May 2013 3:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Geo Learn: 21st Century Learning Activities for Geography and SOSE

    Website for registration:

    Flyer can be found here:
  • 26 Apr 2013 1:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The new AGTA website has been posted at The site
    contains the keynote presentations from the recent AGTA Conference in Perth.

    The edited talks of Tim Costello, David Lambert, Peter Newman and Simon
    Catlin are worth a look at
    - as well as the rest of the site. Thanks to Rob Berry, the AGTA
    secretary for all his work on the new site.

    Whilst talking about websites, we plan for the AGTA/ESA GeogSpace website
    (containing materials to support the Australian Curriculum: Geography) to be
    on-line some time in May - and hopefully the geography curriculum as well if
    all goes to plan in May.

  • 23 Apr 2013 2:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This program is designed to assist teachers with

    fieldwork for Theme 3 – focus Unit 6 Sustaining Biodiversity.

    The excursion follows the route of the Mountains to Mangroves Wildlife Corridor from the D’Aguilar Ranges through to the mangroves at Nudgee Beach or Boondall Wetlands. The corridor includes the catchments of Albany Creek, Cabbage tree Creek and Downfall Nunda Creeks. It explores the issues surrounding Wildlife Corridors including real life management problems in an urban setting.

    Teachers can book or find information on line by visiting the Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre website or for more information ring 3353 4356.


    Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre

    Ph: 3353 4356

  • 22 Apr 2013 8:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The GTAQ Credit Card facility is up and going. You you want to pay via credit card follow the link below. Please ensure you use the INVOICE NUMBER as a reference.



  • 18 Apr 2013 4:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Global Food Security: What does it mean for Australia?
    Presentation by Dr Graham Bonnet, CSIRO

    GTAQ members (and keen senior geography students) are most welcome to attend this presentation.

    With the global population to reach around 9 billion by 2050, the demand for food is predicted to increase by at least 50%. The types of food demanded will also change, including an increase in animal products. This level of increase has been delivered in the past by agriculture. In the future more nutrients, water, land and energy consumption – key components of the previous increased productivity – will not be available. So how will we produce more from less, and what will this mean for Australian agriculture? The talk will also explore the competition for land between food production and climate mitigation and what potential changes to land use in Australia may look like.

    Dr Graham Bonnett leads the Advancing Agricultural Productivity and Environmental Health research theme of CSIRO's Sustainable Agricultural Flagship. Its goal is to significantly increase agricultural productivity whilst maintaining the environment.

    Graham comes from an agricultural background in England. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Agricultural Science (Crops), and a Doctor of Philosophy, both from the University of Leeds. After completing his doctorate, he worked on improving the quality of annual pasture at the University of Melbourne before joining CSIRO in 1993. He has worked since in Canberra, Townsville and for the past 10 years in Brisbane. In 2009 Graham was awarded the Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowship and he and his family spent five months at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama. Graham is a member of the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee that advises on the release of genetically modified organisms for trials and commercial purposes.

    Graham cycles to work every day and has competed in several triathlons over the past 12 months. He is president of the Queensland Masters Badminton Association, and is in training for the Oxfam 100 km walk in June.

    7.30pm Tuesday 7 May
    RGSQ, 237 Milton Rd, Milton
    Enquiries: Kath Berg,, ph 07 3368 2066

  • 14 Mar 2013 1:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Date claimer -  26th and 27th July


    Information will be posted soon

  • 25 Feb 2013 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The savewater!® Alliance has designed some fun educational activities in conjunction with its refillit campaign, that encourages each Australian to purchase and use a refillable water bottle.


    As a special promotional offer each school that has ordered at least 50 refillit water bottles before 5.00pm on Friday 22 March 2013 (World Water Day) will go into a draw to win $1,000.


    For more details and to download the educational resources go to

  • 14 Dec 2012 9:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At our recent AGM the following people were elected to GTAQ Council

    Office Bearers

    President – Lerece Roberts

    Vice President – Anne-Marie Gerlach

    Treasurer – Kaye Schwede

    Secretary – Shane Albertson


    General Members

    Mick Law, Bec Nicholas, Sandy Frismanis, Jarrod Richardson, Nina Holland, Elyse Chora, Alistair Purser


    Co-opted Members

    Russell Smerdon, Marg McIvor, Terri Bourke, Wendy Harte, Jackie Dunk

  • 15 Nov 2012 9:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Dear GTAQ members 
    The GTAQ 2012 Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 22 November 2012 at the RGSQ office at 237 Milton Road, Milton begining at 6:00pm.
    All GTAQ memebers are invited (and encouraged) to attend and nominations for committee postions will be sort at this meeting. Please find attached a committee nomination form if you would like to nominate for postitions.
    Many thanks
  • 14 Oct 2012 10:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Get a simple, easy-to-follow introduction into the wonders of spatial technologies such as online GIS, Google Maps and Google Earth from an experienced classroom teacher. Spatial technologies are not only relevant to Geographers but make teaching Geography so much more fun.

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