ActiveNature Conference in Review

AAEE NSW's recent conference, ActiveNature, struck a timely and urgent chord – with global climate strikes by students and protest actions across the world there is a growing understanding that education and active citizenship will be vital tools to address the climate crisis we face.

Over three days, almost 200 educators from a broad range of sectors and locations came together in beautiful Kirrawee to take a deep dive into the topics of learning, citizenship and activism for...Read more

2019 NSW Environmental Educator of the Year Award winners announced!

At our recent Conference Gala Dinner, announced by Logie-award winner and AAEE NSW Patron Costa Georgiadis, three amazing NSW educators were recognised as the recipients of the 2019 NSW Environmental Educator of the Year Awards.

These awards recognise individuals in NSW who show outstanding abilities to raise the level of environmental awareness in the community and who provide leadership, innovation and inspiration to others thus contributing to quality environmental education....Read more

Return and Earn get active at ActiveNature Conference

Return and Earn was proud to support the 34th NSW Environmental Education Conference held in Kirrawee, Sydney from 3-5 October 2019.

The ‘ActiveNature’ conference saw almost 200 delegates gathered to promote citizenship, advocacy and learning pathways for environmental education for future generations.

The Return and Earn presentation examined how the scheme is providing a platform to champion environmental changes, and its uptake by schools across NSW.

...Read more

Inaugural scholarship offered in memory of Grahame Collier

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Grahame Collier Regional Mentoring Scholarship. With thanks to the generosity of donors, we were able to recognise and support two deserving applicants to attend the recent 2019 NSW Environmental Education Conference, ActiveNature in this inaugural year of the scholarship.

Sarah Piat is an enthusiastic outdoor educator at "The Grange" - Barker College's Environmental Outdoor Education Campus in Mt Victoria...Read more

RFQ - Take Me Outside NSW Project Coordination

AAEE NSW is seeking a highly motivated and experienced independent contractor to coordinate delivery of Take Me Outside NSW, starting as soon practical upon contractor selection, until March 31st 2020, with the possibility of extension. It is expected that in the vicinity of 16 hours per fortnight will be required to effectively deliver this contract.

...Read more

Gould League legacy lives on in 2019 scholarship winner

AAEE NSW is excited to announce that Juliet Talarico (pictured), community educator at Rahamim Ecology Centre, has been awarded the 2019 Gould League Scholarship. Juliet is a skilled environmental educator who is establishing a permaculture course and garden for refugees and asylum seekers in transition housing. She has also dedicated herself to empowering women, children and young people to connect with issues of environmental justice.

Juliet...Read more

Announcing the Grahame Collier Regional Mentor Scholarship

To continue the legacy of Grahame Collier's work mentoring environmental educators in regional NSW, AAEE NSW have established the Grahame Collier Regional Mentor Scholarship.

This scholarship supports an environmental educator from regional NSW who mentors others to attend the NSW Environmental Education Conference held every two years.

The inaugural scholarship will be...Read more

Return and Earn & AAEE NSW team up to tackle waste together

For decades the Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW Chapter has worked collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to promote education for sustainability in NSW. We are excited to announce a new partnership has been formed between AAEE NSW and Return and Earn to support schools and community groups in their sustainability journey.

Return and Earn is the largest litter reduction

...Read more

Take Me Outside NSW movement grows!

Take Me Outside NSW launched in June and in just two months we've had a great response from the NSW community with over 20 projects registered from Sydney and around the state in Mid and North Coasts, Tenterfield, Hunter Region, and the South Coast!

Registered projects include:

  • six schools planting to increase biodiversity in their native gardens or bushland within their school grounds.
  • six schools creating vegetable and flower gardens to increase biodiversity at
  • ...Read more

A tribute to Grahame Collier

It was with heavy hearts that we learnt that Grahame Collier passed away over the weekend.

Many of you will have been educated by, or educated alongside, Grahame over the years and will know the depth of his passion for people, place and our planet. He was always quick with a smile and a laugh, could be counted on for a word of encouragement or insight, and poured himself tirelessly into his work to educate and engage all he met.

Here at AAEE...Read more