Our Nature Education program offers opportunities for young people, educators and community members to get out into their local environment and learn how to manage natural resources sustainably. The program works towards developing a love for, and value of local landscapes. The Nature Education program is supported by the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board through funding from the landscape levies.
We have a range of resources available for teachers, including information packs, kits, loan equipment and online resources.
- Cultural Safety fact sheet
- Teacher Information Pack for 2023
- Join the Climate Ready School program
- Get involved with Backyard Bird Count
- Borrow one of our Water Monitoring kits and join Adopt-a-spot schools program
- Encourage students to join the Youth Environment Council (YEC)
- Visit citizen science page on the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board website
- Reach out to your local environment centre (Barossa Bush Gardens, Gawler Environment Centre, and Mt Pleasant Natural Resource Centre) to connect with local environmental experts
- Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter, the Yakka
Cultural educator sessions
As a part of the Nature Education program, schools are invited to book Cultural Educator Sessions provided by Ngadjuri, Nukunu, Kaurna and Narungga cultural presenters. The aim of these sessions is to link regional schools with their cultural educators, to support cultural awareness building for children and the connection of First Nations knowledge with environmental stewardship.
The Northern and Yorke Landscape Board is providing a 50% discount off each session booked. The program is available to schools in the Northern and Yorke region. All you need to do is:
- Identify the Aboriginal Nation your school is located in via our map
- Select a presenter from the corresponding Nation
- Email Liz Ninnes or call her on 0428 144 562 to discuss cultural safety and book a session.
For further details please read:
- Cultural Educator Sessions 2023 - Nukunu and Ngadjuri
- Cultural Educator Sessions 2023 - Kaurna and Narungga
- Cultural Safety Fact Sheet
If your school is outside of the council areas above but you are keen to have a cultural educator session, we are taking expressions of interest via email to coordinate a program for Terms 3 and 4.