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 NewsAustralian Seed Hunter Presentation
 - an AAEEWA Special Event
The Australian Seed Hunter will be giving a presentation at the Canning River Eco Education Centre on Friday 27th May 2016. Starts at 6.30pm through to 8.30pm and costs $5 a head.

Join the WA Chapter of the Australian Association for Environmental Education in this International Year of Pulses event.

Click here for further information.


National Sorry Day
The WA Branch of AAEE supports National Sorry Day, which is held on May 26 each year. This day provides Australians with the opportunity to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen generations refer to Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.

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.