Supporting sustainability in schools
"Education doesn’t give you the answers, but enables you to ask the questions!" Suzanne Connelly.
The Natural Resource Management Education Program supports environmental sustainability in Eyre Peninsula schools through activities, lessons and support tailored to each school's individual needs.
Our main focus is providing relevant, practical and powerful learning opportunities for students and educators and encourage enquiry-based learning, problem solving and future orientated thinking. Our Education Officer is located in Whyalla in a part-time capacity.
Support to schools includes:
- links to expertise, resources, grants, contacts and loan equipment for environmental sustainability projects
- visits and meetings with principals and staff to discuss needs and opportunities
- implementing the principles of Education for Sustainability and engaging the whole school.
Support to teachers includes:
- professional development sessions on a range of topics
- classroom education sessions on a range of environmental issues
- on-ground action projects, such as kitchen gardens.
School visits and meetings
Our Education Officer is available to speak directly to the principal, staff, or at staff meetings and governing council meetings about making positive environmental sustainability changes to your school and local community.
- assistance with developing a sustainability education management plan
- opportunities to reduce energy, waste and water in your school
- accessing local environmental contacts and resources
- environmental programs and grants available to your school
- tools to evaluate your journey towards sustainability.
Teacher professional development
Sessions are run throughout the year to help teachers increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in incorporating activities about their local environment into the classroom curriculum. Please contact us for information about up and coming sessions on offer.
A number of resources are available for downloading and use in the classroom. These include:
For further information about how we can help you or your school, please contact us.
This project is supported by the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.