What is AAEE NSW?

AAEE NSW is a State Chapter of the Australian Association of Environmental Education (AAEE), the national peak professional association for environmental educators in Australia.

We support education for sustainability in NSW, in keeping with the three major roles of AAEE:

  • promoting the most extensive and effective use of education and engagement to help people live more sustainably and protect and enhance the local environment
  • supporting its members and others in the sector via professional development, and
  • building greater strength in local networks that facilitate collaboration and skill sharing.

Our members represent schools, tertiary education institutions, local councils, state government agencies, non-government organisations and private companies. Our strength rests on our ability to work in conjunction with the many different sectors involved in sustainability education.

We work in the interests of quality education and environmental change. For more than 20 years, we have been integrally involved in the development of Learning for Sustainability Plans as well as NSW school curriculum policy and support. We represent environmental educators across the state in discussions and debates, and provide submissions and recommendations on sustainability issues and directions for a sustainable future.

We run a broad range of programs and projects including Sustainable Schools NSW, Take Me Outside NSW, NSW Environmental Education Conference, annual NSW Environmental Education Awards.

See all our projects here.

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