Sustainable Schools NSW Online Conference 2020

The Sustainable Schools NSW Online Conference was held 26 - 29 October 2020. The four free afternoon sessions of sustainability education were well attended by NSW educators, coming together to learn about:

  • sustainability and wellbeing 
  • kitchen gardens and outdoor education
  • action planning and grants
  • waste, recycling and composting. 

Speaker presentations and additional resource links are provided below, organised according to the presentation day and speaker. If you are looking for a specific resource that is not here, please let us know and we can help locate it. 

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Tuesday: Kitchen gardens & outdoor education

Embedding environmental education into K-12 curriculum (pdf, 1.74MB), Julie Rogers, Head Teacher Science, Lucas Heights Community School

Kitchen Gardens in Schools (pdf, 2.52MB), Helen Curry, Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre

Opportunities and benefits of teaching in a garden setting (pdf, 2.29MB), Tanya Leishman, Seaforth Public School

Additional resources

Wednesday: Government grants & action planning

Overview of Sustainable Schools Grant Program - lessons from Round One and changes to Round Two (pdf, 3.74MB), Angela Dunnett, NSW DET

School Environmental Management Plans - Tips for the Journey (pdf, 2.03MB), Sue Martin, AAEE NSW

Using the Sustainability Action Process for student led projects (pdf, 3.93 MB), Glen Halliday, Principal, Observatory Hill EEC

Additional Resources