For schools and teachers

The Education Program can provide a number of excellent teaching resources and activities under the following themes:

  • water (including water quality, River and water resources)
  • plants and animals 
  • waste and recycling 
  • energy and climate change 
  • sustainable agriculture 
  • food gardens 
  • soils 
  • connecting with nature 
  • school sustainability planning 
  • Australian Curriculum links 
  • colouring sheets.

If your school or class is already undertaking an environmental theme or unit of work, contact an Education Officer to talk about suitable resources and how the program can add value to those lessons.

2021 information pack

Download the 2021 information pack and find out how you can work with the education team in 2021 to add value to your lessons and involve your students in conserving and caring for our local landscapes. 

Resources to borrow

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Books

We have a growing library of books and DVDs on a range of topics including:

  • nature play
  • food gardens
  • plants and animals 
  • scats and tracks
  • water, waste, biodiversity, sustainability, weeds and more.

Loan kits with models and activities

The kits are designed to be user-friendly and add value to learning within the classroom. Many of them contain detailed animal models that your students can study and touch. You do not need to be an expert to use the kits or talk about what’s in them. Loan kits available to borrow:

  • frogs 
  • fish 
  • threatened species 
  • macroinvertebrates 
  • waterbug blitz kits 
  • soils
  • what grain/seed is that? 
  • bat monitoring kit
  • GPS units 
  • life cycles 
  • scats and tracks 
  • skulls and bones 
  • twitchers kit 

Please contact an Education Officer to discuss books or loan kit contents and arrange loans.

Facilitate class field trips and guest speakers

School students engaging in outdoor activities

The Education team can assist teachers with identifying suitable locations for class field trips and provide information and initiate contact with environmental professionals who can assist with topic specific field trips.

Provide professional development

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The Education team work to provide relevant professional development on a wide range of environmental topics. Teachers are able to immerse themselves in the theme and take away skills and knowledge which will assist in sharing back at school with students and peers.

We also 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.

Our team can also provide the following support and 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
  • work with student environmental groups
  • connect students and/or staff with nature
  • provide resources for the development of sustainable food gardens and bush tucker gardens.

More information