2021 Schedule

2021 Conference Program

The AAEE2021 program features keynote lectures, peer to peer learning, posters and interactive workshops.


For those attending virtually, all sessions in the Boardwalk Theatre will be streamed until the afternoon tea break on Days 1 and 3.

Monday 27th September (WA Public Holiday) AAEE National Executive Meeting
Tuesday 28th September  Conference Day 1
Wednesday 29th September

Conference Day 2 – Excursions to EE sites

Conference Dinner

Thursday 30th September Conference Day 3

Please note the program is subject to change, so check back regularly for any updates.

Day 1

Time 1. Boardwalk Theatre (Virtual Conference Stream) 2. Fish Trap (Virtual Conference Stream) 3. Dance Studio 4. Art Gallery Koolbardi Bidi Garden Tour
8:50 am
8:55 am
9:10 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:20 am
11:40 am
11:45 am
12:05 pm
12:25 pm

Research Symposium Update

Dr Catherine Baudains (WA)
12:35 pm
1:25 pm
1:55 pm
2:30 pm
2:55 pm
3:25 pm
3:55 pm
4:20 pm

15-Day 2

Note, due to the way the program plug-in functions, some timings may be off!

Mandurah Coast, Thrombolites and DBCA Tour – 8.45 AM DEPARTURE, be at ManPac by 8.15 am

This tour celebrates the magic of the season of Kambarang as we take you on a wildflower walk that will delight and inspire. You’ll learn about flora from local community experts via the Mandurah Herbarium and community projects that aim to protect the Critically Endangered Western Ringtail Possum. You’ll also hear about how the City of Mandurah is creating citizen science opportunities through a Reserve Management Database and partnering with local organisations such as the Peel Harvey Catchment Council to protect the oldest living inland thrombolite reef in the southern hemisphere.

Mandurah Estuary Cruise – 8.45 AM DEPARTURE, be at ManPac by 8.15 am

Take in the scenery as we show you around our Ramsar-listed Peel-Harvey Estuary, including the Creery Wetlands. This incredible wetland is internationally significant due to the migratory shorebirds that visit each year. On this tour we’ll introduce you to these birds, and share some of the local environmental education initiatives that link to our waterways. You’ll also be immersed in a workshop on nature photography as an engagement tool and hear about environmental education initiatives that link to practical environmental management.

Sustainable Schools in WA, and The Wetlands Centre Cockburn – 8 AM DEPARTURE, be at ManPac by 7.30 am

This tour will take you from Mandurah up to John Curtin College of the Arts in Fremantle. You will learn from several speakers about engaging students and schools in sustainable practices,  and take part in a workshop that presents an overview of sustainability in the W.A school network. From here, you will travel to the Wetlands Centre in Cockburn, and be taken on a journey through the adaptive cycle, with particular reference to the Wetland Centre experiences.

Time Mandurah Coast, Thrombolites & DBCA Mandurah Estuary Cruise Sustainable Schools & The Wetland Centre (Cockburn)
9:30 am
10:00 am

Partnering to Protect our Waterways

Bonnie Beal Richardson et al
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:30 pm

PHCC Lake Clifton Stewardship Partnership

Steve Fisher and Karen Bettink
3:00 pm

Day 3

Time 1. Boardwalk Theatre (Virtual Conference Stream) 2. Fish Trap (Virtual Conference Stream) 3. Dance Studio 4. Art Gallery 5. Offsite
9:00 am
9:20 am
9:50 am
10:20 am
10:50 am

Mother Nature needs her Environmental Educators

Assoc Prof Rachel Sheffield (WA) and Ingrid Albion (TAS) [V]
11:10 am
11:30 am
11:35 am
11:55 am
12:20 pm
1:10 pm
1:45 pm
2:00 pm
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
2:55 pm
3:25 pm
3:55 pm
4:25 pm