Support and Resources in NSW

Australian Association for Environmental Education - NSW Chapter

AAEE NSW runs a number of programs, activities and events for environmental educators.


Australian Youth Climate Coalition

AYCC’s transformative summits, led by AYCC volunteers, are an inspiring and informative experience for high school students.


Environment Club Manual

The Environment Club Manual is an online resource to help high school students and teachers to start up or improve their environment club. Students can use the tip sheets, project ideas bank, case studies and templates to inspire and inform their activities.


Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

The Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre is one of twenty two Environmental Education Centres operated by the NSW Department of Education and Communities to help students and teachers with fieldwork, environmental education and education for sustainability. The centre can be used as a venue for staff meetings, teacher professional learning workshops and student workshops.


NSW Department of Education and Communities - Environmental Education

Curriculum support 

Teaching for sustainability; sustainability action process learning resources:


Ecosystems on show 

Highlights 14 ecosystems present in New South Wales and supports student learning about a particular ecosystem:


Environmental and Zoo Education Centres 

Links to 25 NSW Government Environmental Education Centres that offer curriculum linked learning programs:


Sustainable Schools NSW

Sustainable Schools NSW is a hub of resources and information for school communities interested in protecting their local environment.

Whole school planning 

By planning for sustainability, schools create an achievable framework in which to manage waste, water, energy and biodiversity:


Teaching resources 

Includes units of work, lesson plans support materials and curriculum connections:


Support networks

Environmental educators' networks provide forums for educators, state and local government, community groups and other organisations, to share resources, ideas and information:


Case Studies from New South Wales

Arthur Phillip High School

Whole-school case study, building a garden:


Calare Primary School

Whole school case study - becoming a zero waste school, with No Waste Wednesday:


Castle Cove Public School

Year 5-6 classroom case study, renewable energy:


Year 5-6 classroom case study, biodiversity and ICT:


Teacher Profile - Anjali Rao, primary specialist science teacher:  


Durrumbul Primary School

Whole-school case study - A Cross Country Carnival Waste Wise Management Plan:


Environmental Clubs

Case studies of successful environmental clubs:


Fox St Pre-school

Whole-school case study - an annual fundraiser with a dedicated Waste Wise Management Plan:


Harrington Park Public School

Principal Profile - Andrew Best, retired principal:


St Brigid’s Primary School

Ways to learn while reducing our carbon footprint:


St John the Evangelist Catholic High School

A whole-school case study - creating a student action group: