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Viewcontent. Sesame Street: Oscar ft. Macklemore. 52 Simple Resolutions To Help Save The Planet. Saving the planet can seem like an extreme and even impossible task.

52 Simple Resolutions To Help Save The Planet

Educating for a Sustainable Future - Cool Australia. Teaching resources - Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin. School information packs A summary of the NRM Education programs.

Teaching resources - Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin

Waste Nott recycling store. Art is education - CHOOSE to reuse!

Waste Nott recycling store

The Waste Nott Recycling Store is a creative reuse enterprise, committed to diverting resources from landfill and redistributing discarded goods as low-cost supplies for art, education and fun. The store is a treasure trove of art and craft materials as we look for varied and unusual manufacturing discards that are ideal for all kinds of creative projects. Our volunteers sort out the materials which are then available to schools, community groups, individuals (everyone) for creative use – or ‘reuse’ – using resources to create new items or to give items a new purpose. Ripe Near Me - local food, home grown vegies, neighborhood fruit. Educator-Connections-Autumn-2014-Insert11.pdf. Inside-story-of-an-outdoor-nation-report-2013.pdf. Natural Learning Initiative. American Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua 'Rotundiloba' Native range: Southeastern U.S.Hardiness Zone: US 6-9Sun: Full SunPlant habit: Deciduous TreeWater requirement: Medium The American sweetgum is a native tree of the Eastern US well known for its fall color.

Natural Learning Initiative

Often found in parks and along roadsides, it is also an excellent choice for outdoor learning environments, providing shade in the hot summer months, color in the fall and habitat for the lovely luna moth. The name sweetgum came from the sweet, sticky sap that the tree produces which was also the inspiration for an old American idiom, “up a gum tree”, which means to be in a sticky situation. Home - Big Green Purse. SC_resourcekit.pdf. Sustainable and Attainable - Assess. Koha › Log in to Koha. For families - Nature Play WA. Nature Play at the Park Lands. The Adelaide City Council have produced a fabulous FREE e-book for families to take advantage of the wonderful play spaces within the city of Adelaide. 20 ways with Nature Play features 20 great locations and nature play activities the kids will love.

Nature Play at the Park Lands

Remember spending time outdoors as a child? Riding your bike, making mud pies and climbing trees? It’s what fond childhood memories are made of, but what is different these days? Play time in nature facilitates recreational learning that supports the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children. As children interact with the natural elements they discover, they also develop their creativity through unstructured play, whilst enhancing their problem solving, social, and fine motor skills. ECO Friendly - Ideas to get After School Care (Out of School Hours Care Services) started. Using natural and recycled materials. This paper was prepared by Lisa Terreni.

Using natural and recycled materials

Biography Lisa Terreni is a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington College of Education. She currently co-coordinates two Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) papers, which focus on young children’s written, oral and visual literacy. She is also a practicing artist. Creating environmentally friendly 'ephemeral' art Have you ever been to the beach, made a sandcastle or sand sculpture and then watched the tide wash it away? Some forms of visual art are ephemeral. Increasingly, artists are working in an ephemeral way. Origin Energy For Schools. Pdfs/Eating well sustainably. A guide for Early Years Settings.pdf. ARIES: The Australian Research Institute for Environment and Sustainability. Beeswax Fabric Food Wrap. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Beeswax Fabric Food Wrap.

I do those things. Sometimes. When I feel like it. More often than not, I do do those things, but I’m a human person living in modern times so sometimes I don’t. I’m a firm believer in doing what you can when you can. The 5 people who live off the grid and do everything possible to not make an imprint on Mother Earth including not wearing clothing and eating only bugs, (that have died naturally) aren’t the ones saving it. Off the Record, ex-Executive at major Natural Products Company says: "BPA is the least of your worries." I’ve reported this before, but this latest revelation—a moment of too-rare, (off-the-record) transparency has got me avoiding (when given the choice) anything stored in plastic, including all canned goods.

Off the Record, ex-Executive at major Natural Products Company says: "BPA is the least of your worries."

The full quote went something like this: “BPA is the least of your worries……All cans are lined with dozens of different untested plastics. BPA, if anything, has been tested far more than the many other mystery plastics used to line cans. Worm bin instructions. Infants and Toddlers meet the natural world. Incorporating nature in artifical environments. Posters. Into The Outdoors. Early Childhood Education for Sustainability - Reflections from Downunder. By Sue Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Campus, Australia By Sue Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, AustralianCatholic University, Melbourne Campus, Australia This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the first early childhood education for sustainability (EfS) professional network established in Australia.

Early Childhood Education for Sustainability - Reflections from Downunder

Environmental Education in Early Childhood - Victoria - Home Page. Seed Cups from Newspaper. Andy and Joey have both taken a keen interest in helping in the Garden.

Seed Cups from Newspaper

Andy loves planting and watering, and mostly, Joey loves digging and destroying. We recently planted some tomatoes which are coming along nicely. The trellis is the original gate from Mum and Dad's farm. Wonder newsletters. What is sustainability? Why sustainability in Early Childhood Education really matters Dr Julie Rimes succinctly positions the background policies, research and frameworks that have become an important reason that Early Childhood Education (ECE) has become a leader in the teaching of sustainability to the next generation. As she says it is a "mindset" that our sector is critical in shaping. Why sustainability in Early Childhood Education really matters... The Royal Society—established more than 350 years ago and still at the heart of scientific progress—published a report this year which, in effect, is a manifesto on sustainability. This project was a major study, conducted and informed by an international panel of worldwide experts, investigating the links between global population and consumption, and the implications for our planet.

Sustainability education. The more we understand the environment, the better we are able to care for it. Sustainability education provides the information we need to make informed choices. Who Cares about the Environment in 2012? Shows people believe education and community engagement are important initiatives of the government towards protecting the environment. OEH plays a leading role in sustainability education in the NSW community. Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) - Educational resources. The following educational resources can support teaching and learning within the AuSSI framework. Further resources are also available through the state and territory AuSSI websites. General sustainability. Early Childhood SIG « Australian Association for Environmental Education. About this Group The EC SIG was established in 2003 by AAEE to recognise an emerging group of early childhood professionals working across the early childhood sector to promote education for sustainability.

The group includes practising early childhood educators, lecturers at university and TAFE, primary school teachers, educators in extension education services and others with a professional interest in early childhood education for sustainability. The group functions across Australia as a network for coordinating, advocating and resourcing early childhood education for sustainability. SIG members connect electronically by email and meet locally or at the biannual AAEE conference. The SIG convenor circulates a quarterly newsletter and contributions are welcome. To join the Early Childhood SIG when you join AAEE, nominate your interest on your membership application form or membership renewal, or contact Sue Elliott – Convenor Environmental Sustainability at Lucknow Kindergarten. Centre: Lucknow Kindergarten Lucknow Kindergarten has a strong philosophy of environmental sustainability.

Wherever possible, they 'make their own', starting with the raw materials. This spotlight highlights their philosophy in action, exhibited in a regular bread making activity. By asking the question, "what opportunities does this activity provide for meaningful learning? " Using natural and recycled materials. Sustainability a key feature for Bay of Plenty youngsters. Sustainability a key feature for Bay of Plenty youngsters It’s never too early to start thinking about sustainability – just ask three Bay of Plenty Enviroschools that have started the new year with awards recognising this.

Botanical Road Kindergarten in Tauranga, Tiaki Early Childhood Centre in Rotorua and Te Puna Kindergarten in the Western Bay of Plenty all became bronze Enviroschools last month (SUBS: December 2012). The awards recognise the work put in by the pupils and staff throughout 2012 and the changes that they’d made. Grow Me Safely. Kidsafe NSW was the winner of the 2014 Nursery & Garden Industry Awards - Industry Innovation Award category for the ‘grow me safely’ website resource! Kidsafe NSW recognises the importance of gardening with children to build life skills, inspire creativity, grow and harvest food, role model safe practices and a respect for nature.

‘grow me safely’ was developed to provide information for educators, parents and carers to engage children in gardening activities. Inspiring children's sense of stewardship. The Story of Stuff. "If You Don't Fall Down, You Can't Learn Anything" As a follow-up to yesterday's post about preschoolers using power tools, I thought I'd re-post this piece from a year and a half ago, with some editing because we've always learned a few things in the interim, about how Woodland Park approaches risk assessment as a community of parents and children.

In the 12 years I've been at Woodland Park, we've sent two kids to the hospital. Education for Sustainable Development.