Environmental Educator Networks

Environmental educators' networks provide forums for educators, state and local government, community groups and other organisations, to share resources, ideas and information.

Local networks are often coordinated by local government or Environmental Education Centres. Membership is generally open with schools rotating responsibility for hosting an after school meeting once a term. Guest speakers are invited to attend to present on a particular issue or theme. Members communicate through council websites, newsletters, emails and other social networking forums.

Regional networks in Sydney
Regional networks outside Sydney
  • Central Coast -Central Coast Environmental Education Network- for schools, community and agency educators.
  • Cessnock City Council - Contact Tricia 
  • Coffs Harbour Sustainable Schools Network - a sustainable schools network for teachers at pre-schools, child care centres, primary and high schools in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area. Please contact Jessica 
  • Illawarra - Environmental Educators' Network - connecting teachers in Wollongong, Kiama and Shellharbour.
  • Hunter - Hunter Schools Environmental Network HSEN,  also Wetlands EEC run a teachers day at the beginning of each year, or contact Amanda Gregory. for more Hunter information.
  • Lake Macquarie - contact Pamela Baker at Lake Macquaire Council
  • Lower North Coast - Manning Environmental Education Group (MEEG) aims to encourage all members of the community to raise their level of awareness about the environment. Contact Kirsty Hughes.
  • Northern Rivers - contact Christine Freeman, Principal, Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre. For schools from Grafton to the Queensland border, contact the Northern Rivers Group of the Environmental Educators.
  • Macleay - Macleay Sustainable Schools Network welcomes local teachers and early childhood educators wanting to network and share ideas about school sustainability. 
  • Mid Rivers (NSW North Coast - covers the coastal region between Grafton and Port Macquarie) - the Mid Rivers Group of Environmental Educators (MRGEE) is largely composed of environmental educators, local government educators and teachers. Contact John McQueen at the Cascade Environment Education Centre.
  • Northern Tablelands and North-West - Contact Matt McKenzie from the Thalgarrah Environmental Education Centre, Armidale.
  • Riverina Environmental Educators Network - Contact Darron
  • South-East NSW - Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub Sustainability Education Network, Contact Bournda EEC
  • Southern Tablelands - Wingecarribee/Wollondilly group of Sustainability and Environmental Educators (SEED). Contact Luke 
  • Western Rivers Environmental Educators Network (WREEN) - for environmental educators, sustainability officers, resource efficiency and renewable energy experts and all those interested in preserving the natural values of central western NSW for future generations. Contact Sally Neaves
  • Wingecarribee Schools Network - Contact Joe
State-wide networks