For educators

Natural Resources AMLR’s NRM Education program uses a whole-school  approach when working with school or preschool communities to plan and manage ongoing sustainability initiatives. The team helps provide students with opportunities to take action to improve our local environment and live more sustainable lifestyles. This is leading to improved educational and environmental outcomes linked to the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework. This brochure provides a convenient summary of the services that NRM Education offers. 

Through the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative – South Australia (AuSSI-SA), NRM Education encourages schools and preschools to embrace sustainability principles in their learning and management practices to help develop more sustainable communities. Schools and preschools need to register to participate in the AuSSI-SA program. You can view a list of AuSSI-SA schools and preschools in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges and their sustainability initiatives.

If we don’t have the information or resources you need or you are interested in working with another school, please contact your local NRM Education team.


The NRM Education team has collated a selection of teaching resources. Within each theme is a variety of tools such as: units of work, resources, student activities, examples from other schools, photo galleries and a loan library.


Professional development

NRM Education provides professional development across the region for educators, parents and students on a range of sustainability topics such as nature play, sustainability in the curriculum, youth voice and school gardens. To find out about upcoming events please subscribe to our Weekly Digest. If you are an AuSSI-SA site, you can also work with your NRM Education officer to develop tailored PD for your site.

Keep up to date

You can subscribe to our Weekly Digest to find out what NRM Education offers to young people and educators to manage natural resources sustainably.

Modification or distribution of resources

If you would like to copy, modify or otherwise distribute our resources, other than for personal or class use, please fill in the resource permissions form and fax it to the NRM Education central Adelaide office on (08) 8234 7266.

Grants and funding

Check out our grants and funding page for funding information. Many grants have a long lead time, so you may have to apply for funding the year before you intend to run your project.

Subscribe to our Weekly Digest e-newsletter for information about other funding opportunities.

Tips for successful projects

  • Get students involved at the planning stages to encourage their ownership of the project.
  • Remember who your important partners are – school staff, the grounds person, parents and your local community will all need to be involved.
  • Don’t forget you can access environmental professionals, such as local NRM Education staff, who can help you with your projects.
  • Get inspiration from other teachers – talk with them about what fundraising activities they have used on their projects.

Related links

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges