Environment and Sustainability Education

Overview

Council’s environment and sustainability resource page to assist teachers, students and the community access information about project resources, environmental events and other educational material.

Environment 

Council coordinates several biodiversity projects in collaboration with other government agencies and community groups. Click on the below links to find out more and how to participate.


Tools and Apps

Southern Highlands Nature Map is a citizen science platform and app that allows individuals to submit their photographs and records to enable a greater understanding of the biodiversity in the Southern highlands.

Threatened Ecological Community Map is a online, interactive map that allows users to explore what threatened ecological communities are predicted within bushland reserves in the Southern Highlands.


Sustainability 

Council coordinates and supports a variety of sustainability initiatives. This includes providing information for the community to undertake activities at home including waste reduction and energy efficiency. 

Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change

Establishing a Community Garden

Rainwater Tanks

Sustainable Wingecarribee


Environmental Events

Council supports and promotes a number of events each year with the support of the Environment Levy. The events help educate and inform the community about environmental issues of significance in the Southern Highlands. 

Video Content

The Environment and Sustainability branch have created a series of videos that create awareness about programs and the local environment.

Environment videos

Land for Wildlife videos  

Useful External Resources and Links

Australian Association for Environment Education

Atlas of Living Australia an open access biodiversity data repository that allows users to download and spatially interact with biodiversity records.

Australian Museum’s Museum in a Box

Backyard Buddies DIY School Projects

Climate Education Resources 

DPIE Teaching Resources  

Citizen Science 

     - Project Finder: comprehensive list of citizen science projects.

     - DigiVol: Digital portal that allows individuals to contribute to citizen science initiatives.

     - Eye On Water: CSIRO built app that empowers citizen scientists to record water quality data.

     - Frog ID s a national citizen science project that is helping us learn more about what is happening to Australia’s  frogs. 

     - Waterbug Blitz: national program that asks citizen scientists to assess the health of waterways by using waterbugs as bioindicators.  

    - Pollinator Week 

NSW Rural Fire Service Students and Teachers 

STARportal comprehensive collection of STEM activities and providers.

WilderQuest program provides opportunities for you to experience nature, science and Aboriginal culture online, in classrooms, at events and in national parks.