In 2017/18 the Northern Rivers Group of Environmental Educators (NRGEE) are undertaking a collaborative best practice sustainability education and engagement project 'Young People Taking Action for the Big Scrub Rainforest'. (Read project case study here).
This project is supported by AAEE NSW through their regional capacity building project and the NSW Government's Environmental Trust.
Young People Taking Action for the Big Scrub Rainforest
The aim of this place and community based project, is for young people to build their knowledge of, and take action towards, their local critically endangered ecological community of the Big Scrub Rainforest (BSR).
This project involves students as young researchers working collaboratively with the Northern Rivers Group of Environmental Educators (NRGEE), Aboriginal Elders, school communities, University researchers and the Australian Association for Environmental Education, to share knowledge of their local ecosystem and carry out rehabilitation.
The project involves: tree plantings in local school BSR remnants, a book by young people for young people about the story of the BSR; and a community network for young people to share their knowledge and inspire others in the ecosystem rehabilitation process.
This project has been supported by the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust.
About our network
NRGEE is for sustainability educators from Northern Rivers, NSW which includes the local government areas of Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Kyogle and Clarence.
Sustainability educators/facilitators from all sectors are welcome to become members of NRGEE.
Our vision is to create a more sustainable community. Education Providers (Early Childhood to Adult Learners) will be supported by NRGEE Partners to implement and integrate Environmental Sustainability into their management plans, curriculum outcomes and learning communities.
The NRGEE encourages members to work together and communicate regularly on projects whilst supporting each other and encouraging best practice sustainability education and engagement.
Read our NRGEE Strategic Plan 2017- 2020