Working Groups

AAEE NSW has several working groups that work on a variety of tasks and make recommendations to the Executive. Each group is outlined below.

Members are welcome to join one or more working groups - we welcome your input! To express interest in joining a group, please email 

Communications working group – provides advice and direction on the Association’s communications strategy.  Plans communications activities using both traditional media and social media, and works in partnership with the other working groups to ensure a unified approach to AAEE NSW messaging and communications.

Conference working group  – oversees all aspects of the NSW Environmental Education conference.

‘Conversations’ working group – compiles a bi-annual magazine for AAEE NSW Members called ‘Conversations’. Members of the group source, write and edit articles, and compile these to make interesting editions.

Events working group   provides opportunities and resources for members to meet and network socially, through Green Ed Drinks, and by supporting other events as opportunities present themselves, including partnering with existing green drinks groups to incorporate an education focus.

Finance working group – assists the Treasurer to manage, and make recommendations to the Executive about, the income and expenditure of AAEE NSW. Ensures the finances of the Association are managed effectively and enables a review of the financial management of its major activities and programs.

Local Government working group – works with the Local Government sector to support and promote environmental and sustainability education provided by NSW councils. This includes promoting opportunities for professional development of NSW local government practitioners, and providing them with environmental and sustainability education networking and collaborating opportunities.

‘Make the Change’ working group – works to progress the adoption and implementation of ‘Make the Change: A framework for education and engagement for environmental sustainability 2014-2021’.

Nature and Place Education working group – manages a small grant-funded program aimed at sharing the skills, knowledge and actions of environmental educators to enhance community-based nature and place education in NSW.

Partnerships working group – makes recommendations to the Executive about partnerships with other organisations that can benefit our members.

Recognition working group – highlights outstanding contributions in the field of environmental education and makes recommendations for Award recipients. 

Research working group  –  keeps a watching brief on recently released research and informs members about this research via the AAEE NSW website and newsletter; does not meet but works directly with the President.

Schools working group – works with the education sector to support and promote environmental and sustainability education in NSW schools. This includes promoting opportunities for professional development of NSW teachers, and ensuring that environmental and sustainability education is represented and resourced within the NSW Curriculum.