Supporting sustainability in schools
"Education doesn’t give you the answers, but enables you to ask the questions!" Suzanne Connelly.
Our education focus is on our Saltmarsh Threat Abatement and Recovery Project (STAR) which sees our landscape officers work on increasing the community’s knowledge of the threatened Hooded Plover and saltmarsh habitats.
Outside of the STAR project, our landscape priorities are sustainable agriculture, water, biodiversity, pest plants and animal and community. Our Sustainable Agriculture Project Officer and Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator work with farming communities to keep them up to date on relevant industry information.
As part of our Grassroots Grants program, funding is available for educational projects. Successful projects have included revegetation work at local schools and agriculture tours for community groups.
A number of resources are available for downloading and use in the classroom. These include:
- Understand more about marine parks in South Australian waters with this Secondary School Teacher Resource (Years 7 to 10) **new 2021**
- Be part of an invention convention about marine parks in South Australian waters with this Primary School Teachers Resource (Years 5 and 6) **new 2021**
- Secrets of the Sea Display resource
- Discovering nature on the Eyre Peninsula resource
- Rusty Loses His Loop free ebook and teacher educational booklet
- Terry: Adventures of a Terek Sandpiper book and teacher educational booklet
- Sustainable Seas teaching resource
- Pest Tales resource for primary school teachers
- Trees for Life starting seed kits information
- 'Watching Water' (6 min film) overview of SA's surface and groundwater resources, water science, planning ahead, climate change, trends and natural cycles, and access to data.
- Scroll to the end of our soil page to find soil activities with a Soil Activity Pack for kids and adults
- See how you can get involved in citizen science and school activities that relate to Cuttlefest including mangrove, marine debris, and shorebird & bird-nesting activities.
- Threatened flora on Eyre Peninsula draft recovery plan
- Biodiversity Plan for Eyre Peninsula
- Frogs on Eyre Peninsula fact sheet
- Frogs on Eyre Peninsula poster
- Native fresh water fish of Eyre Peninsula
- Threatened animals on Eyre Peninsula fact sheet
- Green Tips fact sheet
If you'd like to discuss how we can be involved with a program at your school, please contact your nearest Landscape Team Leader:
- Streaky Bay office (for the far west Eyre Peninsula region): 8626 1108
- Port Lincoln office (for the Lower Eyre Peninsula region): 8688 3200
- Whyalla office for the central Eyre Peninsula region: 0427 188 546
Or email us at EPLBAdmin@sa.gov.au.
Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board
Tasman Tce, Port Lincoln