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CREATIVE CATCHMENT KIDS - VIEW AND VOTE

The Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre is delighted to announce that we are one of four finalists for a $50,000 grant from the Aussie Farmers Foundation.

We would love YOUR HELP to make our project, Aussie Farm Stories, a reality. If successful this project will allow us to expand our award-winning Creative Catchment Kids program to 50 more schools in rural and regional NSW including the  MIA . Students will connect with local farmers to produce a series of books based on sustainable agriculture, food security and food provenance.

 Help Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre connect Aussie Kids to Aussie Farmers. Please vote!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016/Author: linda/Number of views (827)/Comments (0)/
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LOCAL FILM SCREENING: MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED

Are you interested in approaches that prepare children for the changing face of employment?

'Most Likely to Succeed' documents the history of education in the US (much of which is equally applicable to Australia) and challenges the status quo by highlighting new approaches that use project-based learning.  

It's an inspiring move aligned with ACRE's role of moving young people from job-seekers to job-creators.

Screenings in Bright, Myrtleford, Mt. Beauty, Wangaratta, Wodonga, Beechworth, Benalla, Shepparton & Mansfield.  See attached flyer:  Flyer Film Screening - Most Likely To Succeed.pdf

 

Tuesday, 10 May 2016/Author: linda/Number of views (766)/Comments (0)/
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New SEED unit - Rubbish - YOU are the difference

Rubbish - YOU are the difference

This unit takes students through past practice in regards to rubbish disposal in order to develop an appreciation and understanding of present practices including organics collections and recycling of e-waste.  It also challenges students to think about what they will do in the future.
Thursday, 12 November 2015/Author: linda/Number of views (1039)/Comments (0)/
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AWA Water Educators Kit v1

Linked to the Australian Curriculum, this kit gives many lesson plans which cover the water cycle, catchments, water sources, treatment of drinking water, treatment of waste water, water management, water uses and using water wisely.  

Thursday, 12 November 2015/Author: linda/Number of views (1004)/Comments (0)/
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Watts working better

Watts working better

Want to win $500 for your school?

 Goulburn Broken Greenhouse alliance WATTS WORKING BETTER IN SCHOOLS project invites schools to create a one minute video addressing the question:  'HOW WOULD YOU IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN YOUR SCHOOL WITH $500?' 
Tuesday, 21 July 2015/Author: linda/Number of views (1358)/Comments (0)/
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Trash Puppets

Trash Puppets

Trash Puppets provide a great opportunity to combine your Sustainability Education with the Arts (both creating and performing) in a really engaging way.  Trash Puppets run some fabulous hands-on workshops for schools and community groups.  Through puppetry, they educate on concepts of sustainability, with a particular focus on waste...
Tuesday, 21 July 2015/Author: linda/Number of views (1015)/Comments (0)/
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The Appeal for the local Corroboree Frog

The Appeal for the local Corroboree Frog

World Environment Day Idea

The Corroboree Frog is one of the most endangered frogs in the world and less than 50 wild specimens are believed to exist in the Kosciusko National Park.  This tiny alpine frog that lives so close to us is seriously on the brink of extinction and without human intervention it will cease to exist.  For World Environment Day of 5th June we are giving  your school the opportunity to raise awareness and some much needed funds for the Southern Corroboree Recovery Project. 
Tuesday, 28 April 2015/Author: linda/Number of views (1318)/Comments (0)/
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New Curriculum Resource - Waste

How to make a school worm farm

This unit provides a whole school or classroom project suitable for any year level to develop good recycling attitudes and understandings of how helpful worms can be in processing our waste. 

Friday, 30 January 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1128)/Comments (0)/
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Landcare Project Opportunities for Wangaratta schools

The river flats and billabongs north of Park Lane Nursery and Borinya School have recently been granted a $20,000 Landcare Grant to restore and conserve the native flora and fauna of the area. Project partners include the Wangaratta Sustainability Network, Wangaratta Urban Landcare, Galen College, Park Lane Nursery and NECMA.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1102)/Comments (0)/
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Pilot Program to Monitor School Electricity Use

The Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) now offers eligible schools with the opportunity to participate in a pilot program to monitor school electricity use.

Friday, 23 January 2015/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (934)/Comments (0)/
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