Free resources to help teachers bring the great outdoors into the classroom
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board is encouraging teachers to become involved with the 2024 Education program.
The program supports teachers and educators to get out of the classroom, providing their students with real-world learning experiences, as well as practical, environmentally-themed resources to use in the classroom. Resources link with current curriculum requirements and are tailored to explore the landscapes in the Murraylands and Riverland, including the themes of local native animals, rivers and wetlands, sustainable agriculture and mallee woodlands.
Education Officer Rosheen Blumson said that the Education program is all about igniting the interest of students in the environment and their local landscapes, and supporting regional schools to do this.
“Inspiring students to care about their local area and its natural resources opens the door to many interesting career options as well as encouraging them to stay involved in their local communities,” said Ms Blumson.
“By learning about the value of the natural environment and the current threats to it, we’re empowering young people to take action now for a better future” she added.
In addition to free resources for educators, the program provides a number of services to support teachers to include regionally-relevant environmental content into their curriculum planning.
“Each term, we offer professional development workshops, classroom sessions and educational resources and kits for teachers to borrow for free” said Ms Blumson.
Upcoming teacher professional development sessions
The landscape board’s Education team is encouraging teachers to come along to a free professional development session to learn about what the program can offer.
“We’re hosting 2 sessions where teachers and educators can find out more and ask questions about the free services and support we offer to schools in our region”.
”It will be a great chance to meet our team, and network with other staff and teachers”.
The sessions are from 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Riverland: Wednesday 21 February
Murraylands: Thursday 22 February
The landscape board’s Education program has provided opportunities for young people to explore their local environment, and learn how to manage natural resources sustainably since 2002.
This project is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the landscape levies.
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