Links

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Teachers Resources

Australian Greenhouse Office
Resources for Teachers and Students
http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/education/tips/school.html

Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative
Includes contacts for each State and Territory
http://www.environment.gov.au/education/aussi/

Cooperative Research Centre for Weed Management
Educational Resources about the problems that weeds bring
http://www.weeds.crc.org.au/for_schools/index.html

Engage
Engage is a current affairs website for Australian children.
http://www.readengage.com

Frog Watch
Information about frogs from across Northern Australia including the Northern Territory, the Kimberly region and North QLD
http://www.frogwatch.org.au/

Gould League
Specialists in environmental education
http://www.gould.edu.au/

Junior Landcare
Junior Landcare encourages young people to play an active role in ensuring the safe future of their environment.
http://www.juniorlandcare.com.au/

NOVA - Science in the News
Up-to-date information from the Australian Academy of Science. Designed for secondary school teachers to use in class but also of interest to a wider audience
http://www.science.org.au/nova/

OzGreen: MYRiveR
MYRiveR programs are currently involving schools in the Murray-Darling Basin, Sydney (Cooks River), Adelaide (Onkaparinga River), Melbourne (Yarra River) and Hobart (Derwent River).
http://www.ozgreen.org.au/program_myriver.php

Playground Planting Guide
Activities for students to investigate why plants are an essential part of the ecosystem
http://www.environment.gov.au/education/publications/school.html

Primary School Resource Hub
Links to a number of web sites with lesson plans and teaching resources
http://www.primaryschool.com.au/environment.php

Sustainable Schools
Pilot program in NSW & VIC now being implemented nationally
http://www.sustainableschools.com.au/sustainableschools/default.asp

Teachers Toolkit
Teachers' Toolkit is mostly targeted at teachers of students aged 5-13 years of age although easily adapted to higher and lower levels. Includes free lesson plans.
http://www.teacherstoolkit.net.au/

The Australian Association for Environmental Education
The Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) is the premier, national, professional association for those working in the fields of environment or sustainability education.
http://www.aaee.org.au/

The Australian Native Plant Guide
The Australian Native Plant Guide, developed by Tim Langdon of EcoVoice and Dr. Peter Yau, is an interactive resource for the nature lover and gardening enthusiast. This program enables users to download factsheets about hundreds of Australian native plants as well as add new species or delete species that are not required for your personal database.
http://nativegrowth.com.au/nativeguide/

The Nature Detectives
Nature Detectives is an online resource provided by the Woodland Trust in the UK. It offers a wide range of free downloadable resources designed to educate students about the environment in a fun and visual way.
http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk


New South Wales Organisations

Centennial Parklands Education Precinct
Located in the heart of Centennial Park, this new multi-functional education precinct focuses on recycling, sustainable living, and education for the whole community. Enquiries: (02) 9339 6699.
http://www.centennialparklands.com.au/education/centennial_parklands_education_precinct

DECC Resources for teachers, schools and community educators
NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change resources for teachers, schools and community educators
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/forteachers.htm

Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (NSW-ACT)
Lesson Plans aimed at biodiversirty and threatened species education plus details of the "Golden Paw Award" artwork competition for primary schools.
http://www.fnpw.org.au/OurProjects/EnvironmentalEducation/projEnvEducation.htm

National Parks and Wildlife (NSW) - Other Educational Resources
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/npws.nsf/Content/Educational+resources

Wilderquest - NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
http://www.wilderquest.nsw.gov.au/


South Australian Organisations

Urban Forests Program SA
School communities in the Greater Adelaide area that are interested in creating bush gardens or adopting a local planting site can apply for funding through the SA Urban Forests - One Million Trees Program.
http://www.urbanforest.on.net/schools.htm


Victorian Organisations

CERES Sustainability Hub
http://sustainability.ceres.org.au/

Landlearn
http://www.landlearn.net.au/

Natural Resources Conservation League of Victoria
http://www.nrcl.org.au/

Wildscape (Gould League)
Activities and resources to help "Wildscape" your school with help from the Gould League
http://www.wildscape.com.au/


Western Australian Organisations

Grow us a Home (WA)
Use this web site to find what native plants are best suited to your local area, with expert advice from Greening Australia.
http://www.growusahome.org.au/

Men of the Trees - Million Trees Program for WA Schools
http://www.menofthetrees.com.au/


Environmental References

Australia's 15 National Biodiversity Hotspots
Map and summary of all 15 Australian National Biodiversity Hotspots (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts web site).
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/hotspots/national-hotspots.html

Australia's Biodiversity and Climate Change
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency web site
http://www.climatechange.gov.au/publications/biodiversity/biodiversity-climatechange.aspx

Biodiversity (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts)
Information and resources on Australia's biodiversity.
http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/index.html

Recycling bin signage
http://businessrecycling.com.au/research/signage.cfm