Paddock to Plate: Agricultural Education Program

Second Nature Education provides a truly unique opportunity for students to experience an all-inclusive educational program (with prearranged activities, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation etc.) with a difference!  From the bustling urban life many learners come from they will be able to enjoy this country-based, experiential learning program that will emphasize the modern concepts of ‘where our food comes’ as well as allowing learners to experience behind the scenes of one of Australia’s largest company’s distribution sites. They to will also learn about examples of current agricultural research and farming practices being used today, by both small and large scale farmers. Challenges impacting the environmental management and sustainability of these industries will also be addressed and investigated.

Program inclusions

  • Curriculum-based work-booklet
  • Award-winning facilitators
  • Discounted transportation options
  • Catering options
  • Booking all third-party providers
  • All relevant field equipment
  • Risk assessment
  • Pre/Post excursion activity
Agricultural Studies

Second Nature Education provides a diverse range of opportunities for student groups to undertake Paddock to Plate programs throughout almost every farm in Queensland and many farms located in the other states. For more information, please click on your habitat of interest from the list below. If you wish to visit a farm that is not listed below, please contact us to discuss options.

  • Egg farm
  • Prawn farm
  • Maccadamia farm
  • Sugarcanes farm

  • Chicken farm
  • Lettuces farm
  • Dairy farm
  • Fruits farm

Locations

Second Nature Education provides a diverse range of opportunities for student groups to undertake Paddock to Plate programs throughout almost every farm in Queensland and many farms located in the other states. For more information, please click on your habitat of interest from the list below. If you wish to visit a farm that is not listed below, please contact us to discuss options.

Investigations

Second Nature Education fieldwork investigations are designed to exceed those required for relevant subjects related to Education Queensland, NSW Board of Studies, Department of Education & Training Victoria, IB Schools, as well as technical college and university subject requirements. Investigations are typically delivered for Geography, Science, Biology, Paddock to Plate, Indigenous Studies, Marine Studies, Earth & Environmental Science etc. If you wish to do an investigation that is not listed below, please contact us to discuss options. Types of investigations typically include:

  • Collecting primary data
  • Assessing biotic & abiotic components (sampling)
  • Historical & Cultural significance
  • Changes in land use
  • Management & Policy
  • Natural processes
  • Landforms & geology

Highlights
  • Multiple site visits to a variety of farms/ industries
  • Connect with wonderful country farmers
  • Practical, hands on learning
  • Life-long learning experiences
  • Exciting outdoor activities
  • Personal growth and development
Metrobus

Metrobus Hino (35 - 70 passenger seats)

Metrobus

Metrobus Hino (57-passenger seats)

Budget metro-bus – 53-70 seat buses

An older, standard (budget-oriented) fleet of buses without air-conditioning.

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King Long Coach (57-passenger seats)

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Mitsubishi Rosa (24-passenger seats)

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Toyota Commuter (11-passenger seats)

Bus & Coach – 24-57 seat buses

A modern, comfortable fleet of buses and coaches - all with directable air conditioning and (depending on size/ type of vehicle), reclining seats, large front-mounted flat screens and USB charging ports.

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Toyota Arkana 6X6 (14-passenger seats)

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Toyota Arkana 4X4 (14-passenger seats)

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Toyota Troopcarrier (10-passenger seats)

Off-road specially constructed vehicles – 4-21 seat 4X4 & 6X6 vehicles

These incredible vehicles will take you to places inaccessible to others!They have been sourced from around Australia and have been completely rebuilt with no expense spared. We find them the ultimate in off-road travel.All these vehicles also have directable air conditioning, large front-mounted flat screens and USB charging ports.