IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Environmental education seeks to develop an understanding of the relationships between the elements of the local environment, positive attitudes towards it and skills which will enable people to actively engage in promoting its wellbeing
AAEE – SA Chapter
The Australian Association for Environmental Education Inc – SA Chapter (AAEE-SA Chapter):
- promotes Education for Sustainability and the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals
- brings together educators and students from schools, environmental managers and educators in non-government and government organisations, community and/or conservation groups to successfully implement Education for Sustainability and Environmental Education.
- educates and enables people to understand their environment, appreciate environmental values, and live sustainably
- endeavours to develop skills and knowledge to actively contribute to the wellbeing of local, regional and global environments;
- seeks to foster education for a sustainable future by developing peoples’ understandings of the interrelationships between the elements of their environments and positive attitudes towards them;
- works with local/state/national governments and their agencies, business, industry, schools, universities and further education centres; and
- develops and shares a variety of resources and materials for use in Education for Sustainability and Environmental Education.
Celebrating Biodiversity Month
Key dates and activities:
- 1 September – National Wattle Day
- Visit wattle in your local area and share a photo of it on social media – tag with #GetIntoNature, #ConnectingWithNature and/or #ConnectingWithCountry or
- Make wattle seed damper, but buy the wattle seed rather than harvesting it yourself as some wattles can be toxic.
- 7 September – National Threatened Species Day
- Join the annual #Threatened Species Bake Off to raise the profile of your local threatened species
Any day in Biodiversity Month
- Follow the Threatened Species Commissioner on social media to learn more about the actions being taken to protect threatened species
- Keep a nature journal by recording the animals and plants you have seen over the month and illustrate with drawings and photos.
- Go on a Bush Blitz expedition to your backyard or a local park (please check your local COVID-19 restrictions first). Learn more about your neighbours – the local species in the nature areas near you!
- Share your experience of connecting with nature on social media by uploading photos, videos and stories with the hashtags #GetIntoNature, #ConnectingWithNature and/or #ConnectingWithCountry
- Learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples about how to deeply experience and look after Country.
- Listen to Dr Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann, an elder, member of the Ngangiwumirr language group and Senior Australian of the Year 2021 and learn dadirri ‘deep listening’.
Nature Festival 2023
What’s in your nature?
1 – 15 Oct 2023
Arts – Wonder – Food – Adventure
SA Chapter Programs
Bringing Back the Butterflies
BBB was created to mobilise people to help revegetate the ‘burbs for local butterflies. It will spark learning and new relationships through education about the environment, biodiversity and sustainability.
Education for Sustainability (EfS)
and Climate Action Campaign
The AAEE Education for Sustainability (EfS) and Climate Action Campaign is mobilising the Australian community to support education and training policy reform, so that we can all
participate in the transition to a safe and sustainable presence on our home, the Earth.