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Education

Queensland's largest classroom!

The Ekka provides first-class educational programs for schools and offers a large range of interactive activities for all age groups.

3,400+

students and teachers attended an Ekka Excursion

7,000+

Ekka Learning Trail booklets distributed to students and families

10,000+

animals at the Ekka for interactive learning opportunities

1,300+

entries into education or school classes of competitions

The Ekka is focused on supporting and educating the next generation through the following initiatives:

Rural Discovery Day

The Rural Discovery Day is a popular 'ag-ucational' day that brings the country to the city to teach primary school students that food comes from farms, not the shopping centre.

This excursion is recommended for Foundation to Grade 6.

2025 Rural Discovery Day takes place in mid May.

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Ekka Excursion

An Ekka Excursion is a great way to engage students with the Australian agriculture in a memorable way by providing unique hands-on learning activities.

Students and teachers from across Queensland can visit the Ekka between 10 - 18 August 2024.

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Learning Trail

The Ekka Learning Trail offers engaging learning opportunities at Ekka about a variety of agricultural topics and educates them about everything from farming to animal lifecycles and behaviours.

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School Competitions

These competitions give students the opportunity to have a fun, hands-on experience in the classroom while learning about how agriculture plays an essential role in their everyday lives.

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Education Resources

The Ekka Education Resources will have corresponding videos, activities and worksheets for teachers and students from agricultural industry experts that highlight the value of exploring agriculture in the classroom.

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