aaee2020 

Mandjoogoordap: Changing Tides

29 September – 2 October 2020
Mandurah, Western Australia

Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) 21st Biennial National Conference and 4th Research Symposium

Invitation to aaee2020

We invite you to be 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 Mandjoogoordap: the meeting place of the heart.

Inspired by moving local examples, resilience theory, and Mandurah’s relaxed waterside lifestyle, Mandjoogoordap: Changing Tides aims to showcase innovative, practical and effective tools to help us “change the tides” of environmental and sustainability education.

This intergenerational, inclusive and inspiring event ensures an anticipated 300 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 focus is turning this conference moment into a movement by challenging old thinking and fostering innovation and futures thinking. We look forward to changing the tides of this incredible field with you, and we welcome you to our Mandurah, our Mandjoogoordap – meeting place of the heart.

CONFERENCE CHAIRS:
Dr Jennifer Pearson, AAEE President; AAEE (WA), Convenor
Ms Bonnie Beal Richardson, City of Mandurah, Senior Environmental Education Officer
Miss Bella Burgemeister, Millennium Kids Youth Board
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:
Dr Catherine Baudains
Mr Joshua Brown
Ms Katherine Gaschk
Ms Amy Krupa
Ms Alanna Gardner Bell
Ms Barbara Sing
Ms Sarah Stevenson

Conference

The AAEE’s 21st Biennial National Conference will attract over 300 dedicated sustainability and educational professionals from across Australia, New Zealand, our overseas neighbours and MOU Partners in the United States, Japan and Abu Dhabi.

This year’s conference, Mandjoogoordap: Changing Tides, aims to showcase innovative, practical and effective tools to help us “change the tides” of environmental and sustainability education.

For more information about this years’ program,
please
click here.

Research Symposium

We would be pleased to have you to join us for the fourth biennial AAEE Research Symposium. The key purpose of the Research Symposium is to deliver a high quality, interactive, inclusive, conversation-driven event that contributes to the development and growth of the environmental and sustainability education research communities in Australasia.

For information on this years’ Research Symposium,
please click here

Conference Exhibition

The AAEE 2020 Conference Exhibition will be run in conjunction with the conference program, and its practical sustainability intentions. It seeks to showcase the best and latest products and services effective in assisting environmental and sustainability educators.

If your organisation is interested in showcasing your products and services, extending your networks and reaching new audiences, please click here to find out how to get involved.

Conference Program

Inspired by moving local examples, resilience theory, and Mandurah’s relaxed waterside lifestyle, Mandjoogoordap: Changing Tides aims to showcase innovative, practical and effective tools to help us “change the tides” of environmental and sustainability education.

Mandjoogoordap is the traditional name of Mandurah, and means “meeting place of the heart”. The conference program nods to both the Aboriginal history of Mandurah as a meeting place, and our intention as a chapter to open hearts to a movement of change.

AAEE2020 will highlight this through the following themes:

• Optimism for a changing world
• Systems approach and resilience theory
• Showcasing community-led examples
• Education as transformative citizenship
• Future’s Thinking
• Exploring values-based communication
• Recognition of Aboriginal knowledge
• Respectful intergenerational collaboration
• Reconnection for agency of nature
• Technologies and education for sustainability
• Valuing an informed, diverse world

Our intention is to turn this conference moment into a movement by challenging old thinking and fostering innovation and genuinely effective action.

Our Sponsors
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Registration is open to all interested persons.

All persons intending to attend the Conference must complete a Registration Form.

You can also register for the Research Symposium via the Conference Registration link.

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