a sustainable future
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.
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 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 Perth Zoo, help students see the importance of good sciences for our future. The next BEES Day will be in April 2014.
This web site was made possible with the help of members of AAEE WA who generously gave their time to supply information.