Fostering education for
          a sustainable future

Welcome to AAEE WA

WA Environment Award Winners

Promoting environmental education in Western Australia

Over almost 30 years, the AAEE has worked with government and non-government organisations in the interests of quality education and environmental change. The WA chapter is unique, involving a broad cross-section of environmental educators from diverse areas such as schools, government agencies, industry, universities, technical and further education centres, zoos, museums, parks and reserves, environmental education centres and community and conservation groups.

The AAEE WA network group meets every month on the third Thursday from 4.00 to 5.30pm at the Canning River Eco Education Centre. This provides an opportunity to keep in touch about the developments in Environmental Education in WA and to plan for joint projects with a diverse range of people. The Bunbury branch holds regular meetings for members who live in the South West.

AAEE WA also have a monthly E Bulletin called the Environmental Educators Network (EEN) that features events, training opportunities and ways to get involved with environmental education in WA.  If you would like to subscribe to the E Bulletin or you have an event to advertise then email een@aaeewa.org.au.

Latest NewsWired for Science Community Expo
The theme of this year's Community Expo to be held at the Canning River Eco Education Centre on Sunday 21st August 2016 is Wired for Science.  Come along and investigate the technology and connections in science through hands on activities, workshops, presentations and displays.  There is something for everyone!

Click here to download the Flyer.


Wired for Science Logo Competition Now Open!
As part of the Wired for Science Community Expo a Primary School logo competition is held and is now open.  Design a logo that can be used to advertise the theme of the Expo - Wired for Science.  There are fantastic student prizes to be won and this year for the first time there is a school prize.  One lucky teacher who enters their class will be drawn to take their class to the Department of Fisheries in Hillarys for an excursion.
Entries close at 4pm WST on Wednesday 10th August 2016.

Click here to download the Entry Form.


Click here for further information about the competition.

National Reconciliation Week
The WA Branch of AAEE supports National Reconciliation Week, 27 May to 3 June. “Our History” reminds us of historical wrongs, with a commitment that they never be repeated. “Our Story” tells of the journey towards reconciliation that we are making. “Our Future” reinforces that reconciliation creates a richer, stronger nation. Join us on this reconciliation journey.



AAEE 19th Biennial Conference
5th - 7th October 2016, Adelaide, South Australia
The theme of this year’s Conference is TomorrowMaking – Our present to the future.

Click here to go to the conference website.


High School Students Making a Difference
The successful Applecross Senior High School NRM grant was the result of an application to the 2015 round of the Community Action grants. The AAEE WA Chapter supported this application. 
Applecross SHS is collaborating with two farming families in the Shire of Pingelly to revegetate and fence 10 hectares.
Go to the AAEEWA Facebook page to read the full story and see photos.

 

AAEEWA organise regular events throughout the year including Catchments, Corridors & Coasts, a finalist in the 2009 WA Environment Awards. This three day, professional development course, held in January every year, is for environmental educators, local and state government personnel, sustainable schools initiative participants, teachers, student teachers, university and TAFE students community groups and members and youth organisations.

Earth Day Expo provides an all day event for primary aged children and is held at the Joondalup Campus of ECU and the Canning River Eco Education Centre in March/April. Members are invited to give hands on workshops to groups of children to promote sustainable living and the joy of nurturing the earth.

Biology, Earth and Environmental Science Day (BEES Day) allows presenters to share their passion about their work in those fields and encourage students to consider these subjects in Yr 11 & Yr 12. The enthusiastic and informative hands on sessions, held at Central Institute of Technology, help students see the importance of good sciences for our future.  The next BEES Day will be in October.

Acknowledgements

This web site was made possible with the help of members of AAEE WA who generously gave their time to supply information.