Observatory Hill Environmental Education Centre

Leading environmental education to empower learners for a sustainable future.

Telephone02 9247 7321

Emailobservhill-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Eco Schools Australia Training

Course code

NR04758 (5 hours of Non Registered professional learning) 

Course details

Eco-Schools Australia - a platform for whole school student environmental leadership

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to support your school’s sustainability journey, enhance your student’s environmental leadership, and be part of a global network of schools working towards improving their ecological footprint? Teachers are invited to attend a one day, NESA Non Registered, professional learning course, that will increase their confidence to act as facilitators of a whole-school, student-led, environmental program. The DoE endorsed Eco-Schools Australia program is a structured step-by-step program that will help you to better support your school’s sustainability journey. 

Participants will

  • Discuss present structures and features of Eco-Schools Australia, including the 7 Step process towards obtaining the three award levels, Bronze, Silver and Green Flag.
  • Conduct an ‘eco-snapshot’ in a real school environment, addressing four areas: energy, waste, water and biodiversity.
  • Discuss and share practical strategies to maximise whole school engagement and success.
  • Examine strategies for using school eco-snapshot data to facilitate students through the process of developing an action plan in line with the Eco-Schools Australia framework. 

Next scheduled course

Date: Tuesday 3rd August

Time: 8.30 - 3.30

Location Summer Hill PS, Moonbie St, Summer Hill, NSW, 2130. Off street parking is available and the school is a short walk from Summer Hill railway station or the Lewisham West light rail station.

Cost

$140 - Includes morning tea and lunch and one years registration ($100) to the Eco Schools Program

Each additional school member $40

Contact:

Glen Halliday 

Ph 92477321 or 0400 230 699

Glen.Halliday@det.nsw.edu.au

Register via MyPL on: https://myplsso.education.nsw.gov.au/q/NRG04758

Download the Eco Schools Course Flyer (Word Doc 196KB)

Follow-up Resources:

TBC after the event

Energy

Energy Australia energy monitoring program Webgraphs

Water

Sydney Water Education website Sydney Water 

General

DOE Sustainability Curriculum Support 
Sustainable Schools  To help you stay in touch with sustainable schools, sign up to the Sustainable Schools NSW newsletter. Its available twice a term and has lots of great information. 

Digital technologies for outdoor learning

Digital Technologies for K-6 Science (Thanks to Jill Bell – Royal National Park EEC).