New book details history of EE in NSW schools

Environmental education has an important history and legacy in NSW. Thankfully, there are dedicated educators who take the time to document and share that history for us all to reflect on and learn from.

Lifetime AAEE member and influential figure in environmental education in Australia, David Tribe, has written a new book A History of Environmental Education in New South Wales Schools (1960s-1990s) to do just this. In this easy-to-read e-book he documents the history of the...Read more

Request for EOI's: AAEE NSW Contractor Talent Pool

Attention all independent contractors!

AAEE NSW wishes to establish a Contractor Talent Pool that can be contacted at AAEE NSW’s discretion as project needs arise over the next 12 months (to October 2021), with possible extension for an additional 6 months to March 2022.

Motivated and experienced independent contractors with skills relevant to one or more of the following work areas are encouraged to respond:

  • Development of resources (e.g. program
  • ...Read more

Local Government Support: Have Your Say

AAEE NSW is inviting feedback from all our members in local government, and non-members who work in local government sustainability education, to understand what your environmental education needs are, and how we can better meet those needs as your professional organisation.

Complete the short survey here

Costa Georgiadis, our AAEE NSW Patron, has kindly offered to be our lucky draw prize! One lucky winner will receive a...Read more

2020 Environmental Education Awards

Nominations for the 2020 NSW Environmental Education Awards are now open

Want to bring some positivity to 2020?

What better way than by nominating yourself, a program or someone else for our NSW Environmental Education Awards! It's free to nominate and we've made the application process really quick and easy.

Nominate for one of our Educator Excellence awards (winners will be announced in the tertiary, early learning, community, government and school sectors) or for...Read more

Gould League Scholarship Applications Open

Applications for the 2020 Gould League Scholarship are now open

In 2020 it was intended that this scholarship would provide an AAEE member who is a teacher, tertiary student or environmental educator with financial assistance (up to $1000) to attend the AAEE National Conference in WA. Due to the impact of COVID-19 however, the AAEE 2020 National Conference has been postponed.

Therefore, in 2020, the AAEE NSW Gould League Scholarship can be used for any equivalent professional...Read more

Update on the "Who Cares" social research series

Every 3 years since 1994, the former Office of Environment and Heritage has conducted a survey of the NSW community and discussion groups to track trends in the public’s environmental views, priorities, knowledge and actions. Full reports and data tables and other supporting documents for the six surveys undertaken between 2000 and 2015 are available for download...Read more

Waste 2020 Conference Webinars

Due to the impacts of COVID-19 the Waste 2020 Conference can no longer be delivered in person this year.

The conference team have been worked closely with the Waste Management & Resource Recovery Association (WMRR) though and are now excited to deliver a weekly webinar series to keep you informed and up-to-date in a virtual environment. 

A selection of the content from the conference will be streamed live using 'Zoom', and each week will focus on a different

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) response

A letter from our NSW President...

Dear AAEE NSW Members and supporters,
It’s hard to fathom how our world has changed in just the two weeks since I last wrote to many of you in our March Member e-Newsletter. In a matter of weeks, the world’s attention has become single-minded in its focus as countries scramble to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
We’re aware that this situation will have already had, and will continue to have, significant...Read more

AAEE NSW Declares a Climate Emergency

The Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW Chapter is calling on its members to join us and continue to be advocates for climate emergency declarations and climate strikes across the state.

As environmental educators, we have been acutely aware of the predictions of climate change for many years. In the lead-up to our 34th NSW Environmental Education conference last September, the youth-led Global Climate Strikes were attended by 300,000 Australians and...Read more

Registrations now open for AAEE National Conference!

Registrations for the 21st Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Biennial Conference and 4th Research Symposium are NOW OPEN!

Lock these dates in your diary:
29th September – 2nd October, 2020

We invite you to join us in Mandurah, Western Australia, a city renowned for its beautiful waterways, internationally recognised wetlands, ancient thrombolites and enchanting plants and wildlife. This global...Read more

Reflections from our 2019 Gould Scholarship winner

As an emerging educator and activist, I was highly fortunate to have received the Gould League Scholarship to attend the Australian Association of Environmental Education (AAEE) Active Nature Conference 2019. We gathered on Dharawal land at Kirrawee High School, Sydney for the 34th annual event facilitated by the AAEE NSW and Sutherland Shire Environment Council. The conference’s tone throughout was one of richness and authenticity. We explored the role that educators and...Read more