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Resources

There is a wide range of resources on sustainability education that provide information, advice, case studies and teaching and learning materials.

Department resources

Environmental and zoo education centres provide advice and resources on teaching sustainability education and implementing sustainable practices.

School Infrastructure NSW – Environmental sustainability provides information and advice on energy, water and waste management to create more sustainable schools (staff only).

Sustainable school grants – School Infrastructure NSW invites all NSW public schools and preschools to apply for funding of up to $15,000 to deliver hands-on, sustainability-focused projects that link to the NSW curriculum.

HSIE key learning area – curriculum provides programming support, resources and professional learning. Geography, in particular, investigates sustainability issues and asks students to consider personal and collective responses for a sustainable future.

Science key learning area – curriculum provides programming support, resources and professional learning. In both the Science and Technology K-6 and Science 7-10 syllabuses there are opportunities for scientific investigations relating to sustainability and, in K-6, for designing and producing using sustainable materials or as sustainable solutions.

Creative Arts key learning area – curriculum provides resources that use sustainability as a learning context, such as Waste as art on the Visual arts page.

Learning outside – school site as a context K-6 (DOCX 70KB) maps learning activities outside in the school grounds across each stage of learning K-6 in science and technology, geography, history and mathematics.

HSIE Sustainability – Learning across the curriculum cross curriculum priorities teacher resource K-10 (DOCX 92KB) plots the organising ideas of sustainability across geography and history teaching and learning.

Other organisations

Getting started with sustainability in schools provides a comprehensive learning resources portal and case studies from across Australia. The site is managed by the Australian Association for Environmental Education.

Sustainable Schools NSW provides links to teaching resources, student activities, excursion venues and professional development. The site is managed by the Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW.

Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW provides membership opportunities, networks, resources, conferences and suggestions of ways to become involved in environmental education in NSW.

Australian Association for Environmental Education provides membership opportunities, journal subscriptions and national conferences.

Filmpond – NSW Department of Education channel contains showcases of sustainability programs and projects in NSW public schools.

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