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28/09/2021 @ 9:00 am 30/09/2021 @ 4:30 pm Mandurah, Western Australia

Mandjoogoordap: Changing Tides

Invitation to aaee2021

We invite you to join us at the 21st Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Biennial Conference and 4th Research Symposium.

Hosted in Mandurah, Western Australia, a city renowned for its beautiful waterways, internationally recognised wetlands, ancient thrombolites and enchanting plants and wildlife. This global biodiversity hotspot truly is one of a kind.

Inspired by moving local examples, resilience theory, future’s thinking and Mandurah’s relaxed waterside lifestyle, the overarching conference theme is “Mandjoogoordap: Changing Tides”. Mandjoogoordap means “meeting place of the heart” in the indigenous Noongar language of the region, and changing tides can represent the need for change, the inevitability of change as with natural tidal cycles, or the positive changes resulting from Education for Sustainability efforts. Combined, Mandjoogoordap: Changing Tides is a concept that aims to showcase examples of people coming together to create positive change through environmental education, along with innovative, practical and effective tools for change-making.

This intergenerational, inclusive and inspiring event ensures an anticipated 100 delegates will be immersed in the latest thinking and exposed to the best information and resources. With sustainability professionals and educators from all sectors, including education, government, NGOs and community groups, ours is an audience that values authentic ideas and ways of working.

Join us in the Noongar time of Kambarang, the season of birth, when the weather starts to warm, rain eases and we see an abundance of wildflowers and new arrivals. Together, we will explore, discuss and learn from others who are working to empower their communities to action change.

Sharing the latest in theory, policy and practice, our intention is to turn this conference moment into a movement by challenging old thinking and fostering innovation, collaboration, resilience and genuinely effective action. We look forward to “changing the tides” of this incredible field with you as we welcome you to our Mandurah, our Mandjoogoordap – meeting place of the heart.