Support for schools

We support schools with:

  • developing a school environmental management plan to ensure long-term sustainability of programs and projects
  • links to expertise, resources, grants, contacts and loan equipment for environmental sustainability projects
  • implementing the principles of Education for Sustainability and engaging the whole school
  • visits and meetings with principals and staff to discuss needs and opportunities.

Contact the NRM Education team to learn more about how we can provide individualised support for your school.

Our team can also provide the following support/assistance to your school:

One on one support:

  • Assist with providing contacts and technical advice about local on-ground projects that students can be involved with
  • Attend staff or Governing Council meetings
  • Working with student environmental groups
  • Assist with developing nature play areas
  • Connect students with nature
  • Develop sustainable food gardens
  • Develop bush tucker gardens

Work experience

  • Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin provides work experience placements to students who are considering careers in Natural Resources Management

Assistance to students with research projects

  • Provide links to contacts and information on environmental topics
  • Provide links to community groups/members with knowledge and examples of on-ground projects
  • Assist with topic selection based on local environmental issues

Facilitate class field trips

  • Assist teachers with identifying suitable locations for class field trips
  • Provide information and initiate contact with environmental professionals who can assist with topic specific field trips

On-ground projects

  • Assist with providing contacts and technical advice about local on-ground projects that students can be involved with
  • Guest speakers
  • Assist with identifying and contacting suitable guest speakers (for in-class or on-site presentations) on environmental topics (e.g. wetland monitoring/health, pest plant and animal control, sustainable farming)

SRC and school environment groups

  • Assist/provide support to SRC in developing environmental projects for the school
  • Assist/provide information on how to develop a school environment group
  • VET program support
  • Assist/support students who are completing VET programs on environmental topics (e.g. conservation land management)

Resource library

We have a range of resources to borrow, refer to related links below for NRM Education resources to borrow.

Contacts

Upper Murray NRM Education Coordinator

Bec Stevens
08 8580 1820
bec.stevens@sa.gov.au

Lower Murray NRM Education Coordinator

Danielle Dutschke
08 8532 9103
danielle.dutschke@sa.gov.au


Related links

More information

  • Senior NRM Education Coordinator
    Upper level, Corner Mann & Walker Street, Mount Barker SA 5251
    08 8391 7500
    pippa.catanach@sa.gov.au