Our business
COOEEads is the job advertising and information arm of Project Nature-Ed – a business committed to the sustainable use, knowledge and protection of natural areas.

Project Nature-Ed’s business spans the outdoor education, interpretive communication, and park management fields. We specialise in outdoor education programming and skills development; the design and production of interpretive activities, publications, and displays; parks planning and the responsible management of nature-based outdoor recreation opportunities. The promotion of awareness, respect and appropriate use of our natural areas are key aspects of our business.  To learn more about what we do visit: www.projectnatureed.com.au.

We started COOEEads in 2000, to provide people looking for work (advancement or change) in the out-of-doors a convenient ‘one-stop-shop’ that brings together jobs in the overlapping areas of outdoor education and outdoor recreation; interpretive communication, environmental education and extension; park management and conservation. Subscription to COOEEads continues to grow, signifying the popularity and value of this service to people looking for work in the out-of-doors.

Our people
Project Nature-Ed is run by Danny and Deborah Parkin.

Danny’s expertise is in the area of recreation management. Danny’s work experience includes working as an Outdoor Educator; a ranger for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service; as a lecturer at the University of Queensland Gatton teaching conservation major students and at Griffith University teaching Master of Environmental Education students. He has also worked as a project officer for the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation on a range of education and training projects and as a recreation planner for the Department of Conservation in Wellington, New Zealand. Danny recently completed his PhD – something that he started last Century! Danny’s PhD investigated the affect that policy and organisational culture had on the achievement of visitor education outcomes.

Deb’s expertise in in the area of interpretive communication. Deb’s work experience includes working as an Interpretation and Education Ranger for the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and as a Community Education Officer for the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change’s Parks and Wildlife Division.