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.

http://www.aaeensw.org.au

 

Australian Youth Climate Coalition

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

http://switchedonschools.org.au/teachers/summits/

 

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.

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainableschools/manage/enviro-club-manual.htm

 

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.

http://fieldofmarseec.nsw.edu.au/student-learning/

 

NSW Department of Education and Communities - Environmental Education

Curriculum support 

Teaching for sustainability; sustainability action process learning resources:

http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/env_ed/teaching/index.htm

 

Ecosystems on show 

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

www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/env_ed/centres/ecosystems/eco_systems/index.htm

 

Environmental Education Centres 

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

http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/env_ed/centres/index.htm

 

Sustainable Schools New South Wales

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:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainableschools/manage/wholeschoolplan.htm

 

Teaching resources 

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

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainableschools/teach/index.htm

 

Support networks

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

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainableschools/connect/envnetwork.htm

 

Case Studies from New South Wales

Arthur Phillip High School

Whole-school case study, building a garden:

http://www.sustainabilityinschools.edu.au/building-garden

 

Calare Primary School

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

http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/3241873/calare-public-schools-no-waste-lunch-plan-is-one-right-out-of-the-box/

 

Castle Cove Public School

Year 5-6 classroom case study, renewable energy:

http://www.sustainabilityinschools.edu.au/year-5-6-renewable-energy

 

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

http://www.sustainabilityinschools.edu.au/biodiversity-audit

 

Teacher Profile - Anjali Rao, primary specialist science teacher:

http:www.sustainabilityinschools.edu.au/anjali-rao-profile  

 

Durrumbul Primary School

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

http://www.newaste.org.au/docs/WWE/BVSS%20Cross%20Country_%20Case%20Study_Apr10.pdf

 

Environmental Clubs

Case studies of successful environmental clubs:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainableschools/manage/case-studies.htm

 

Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Maths and ICT Integration - Fieldwork techniques with Year 8 

http://www.aitsl.edu.au/australian-professional-standards-for-teachers/illustrations-of-practice/detail?id=IOP00144

 

Fox St Pre-school

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

http://www.newaste.org.au/docs/WWE/Fox%20St%20Pre-sch_%20Case%20Study_Sept09.pdf

 

Harrington Park Public School

Principal Profile - Andrew Best, retired principal:

http://www.sustainabilityinschools.edu.au/andy-best-profile

 

St Brigid’s Primary School

Ways to learn while reducing our carbon footprint:

www.enviroweek.org/discovering-new-ways-to-learn-while-reducing-carbon-footprint/

 

St John the Evangelist Catholic High School

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

http://www.sustainabilityinschools.edu.au/student-action-group