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. It’s timely to reflect in this article on our early beginnings, paradigm shifts and current initiatives. Home - Healthy Spaces & Places Download: for all practitioners and decision makers who are working within the built and natural environment, who can help tackle some of Australia’s major preventable health issues by – walking, cycling and using public transport – every day. But it’s also for everyone who can make a difference to the overall health and wellbeing of Australians – design professionals, health professionals, the property development industry, governments and the community. Healthy Spaces and Places supports and complements planning and design initiatives throughout Australia. It is a single source of easy-to-find, practical information from experts in health, planning, urban design, community safety and transport planning. This website includes:
Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides and Online Resources for Educators Find an array of environmental and science based lesson plans, activities and ideas below from EPA, other federal agencies and external organizations. Encontrar recursos para estudiantes y maestros. You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more. Acid Rain: A Teacher's Guide (PDF 56 pp, 4.6 MB) Lesson plan and activities from EPA for teachers on acid rain. Grades: 6-8 Type of Resource: Lesson plan
Seed Cups from Newspaper Andy and Joey have both taken a keen interest in helping in the Garden. 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. I saw and idea somewhere, but I cant remember where, to make seedling trays out of recycled paper, so I thought I'd make it up as I went along and this is how it happened.
What is education for sustainability? / EfS in the curriculum / Home - Education for Sustainability Education for sustainability is about learning to think and act in ways that will safeguard the future wellbeing of people and our planet. What will my students do in education for sustainability? Many contexts, topics or issues that students could explore have a connection to education for sustainability. There are opportunities in most areas for students to examine how the resources we use and what gets left over from living how we do affects the Earth. Teachers can introduce students to attitudes and values towards the environment and create opportunities to explore their own. Students will also have opportunities to take action on issues that are meaningful to them, exploring why this is important and the skills they need to be successful.
Incursions - Edendale Community Environment Farm If your school is relatively local to the Eltham area, Edendale Education can also offer a range of our activities for incursion, including: Aquatic macro-invertebrates (waterbugs)Tale of the Creek (a whole class role-play)Growing Your Own FoodComposting and Worm FarmingFood FootprintHands-on Veggie Gardening (in your patch)Food Choices for the EnvironmentIndigenous Plant Propagation and Planting (seasonal)Who am I? Eltham Copper ButterflyConsumption Down!What a Load of RubbishA variety of environmental art activities. 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...
Poisonous plants Disclaimer: This fact sheet is for education purposes only. Please consult with your doctor or other health professional to make sure this information is right for your child. Lots of plants are poisonous or capable of causing highly allergic reactions.
CERES Community Environment Park Education John Camilleri 2016-04-21T01:41:59+00:00 Education lies at the heart of CERES, which has grown from its humble beginnings into one of the largest sustainability education providers in Victoria. CERES Education provides a wide range of services: Excursions – Come to CERES! 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.
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.
10 Ways To Guide Children Without Punishment "The reason a child will act unkindly or cause damage is always innocent. Sometimes she is playful and free spirited, and other times, when aggressive or angry she is unhappy or confused. The more disturbing the behaviour, the more the child is in pain and in need of your love and understanding. In other words, there is no such thing as bad behaviour in children. Instead there is a child who is doing the best she can and we don’t understand her.” – Naomi Aldort
Yarra Valley Water We offer a variety of educational programs and resources for all schools in our district. Our programs are tailored to both primary and secondary levels and include educational materials for use by teachers and students, free school visits, tours and National Water Week events and competitions. Choose Tap EducationAs part of the Choose Tap Education program, schools are able to get involved in different activities that will engage students and staff in learning about the benefits of drinking tap water.Find out more Resources for schoolsYarra Valley Water offers a range of different resources to schools in our district. We can assist you to successfully and easily implement water education into your curriculum with resources to borrow and resources to download and keep! Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP)The Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) enables schools to track their water usage using data logger technology.