In 1988 the Nudgee Beach State School closed its doors. Following community pressure and lobbying by Anne Beasley the site took on a new role in 1989 as the Nudgee Beach Field Study Centre. Under the guidance of Peter Hacket, its founding Officer-in- Charge (1989-1989) the centre quickly developed a reputation for hands on science. 1992 saw the reclassification of the position to a principal and an official name change to the Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre. Since its inauguration staff have strived for excellence in scholarship, high quality facilities and resources beyond the boundaries of the classroom to deliver high quality to Queensland students.
Currently staffing includes a principal, two full time teaching positions, a Business Manager, Unit support Officer and Cleaner.