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AAEE Biennial Conference 2016

The 19th Biennial Conference for the Australian Association for Environmental Education is officially underway!

WHERE: Adelaide High School in Adelaide, South Australia.
WHEN: 5-7 October 2016
AAEE Research Symposium: 4 October 2016

Registration is now open!

Conference registration is now open. Visit the Conference website to register online.

AAEE 2016 conference

The theme of this year’s Conference is Tomorrow Making – Our present to the future. We are committed to creating a Conference that shares and showcases the best thinking and actions in our field.

How do we build the resilience and optimism of the next generation so they will know that they can change the world around them? How can our work in Environmental Education and Education for Sustainability enable schools and their communities to change their values and behaviours?

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For full details regarding AAEE2016, visit aaee2016.com today and complete the Expression of Interest form to be added to the mailing list.

What can I do in Adelaide?

So what can you expect at the conference? Well, to start with Adelaide is a small city with an enviable lifestyle. You will find plenty to see and do all within an easy walk from the conference site.

Adelaide’s Central Market is a foodie’s heaven and part of a food precinct that includes the Gouger Street restaurant strip. You might discover more food options with Adelaide city’s booming food truck culture or boutique hole in the wall bars.

On the way you might want to visit the new Conservation SA environment hub where NGO’s and the state government are partnering to create a dynamic one stop shop complete with bike workshops and community garden.

Or you may want to take a tour of the Christie Walk eco village in the heart of the city, this award winning community have pioneered built sustainability and run school tours for many years.

AAEE Conference 2016 - Adelaide High School

What can I expect from the Conference?

What we really hope you come away with is a better idea of what is happening in our sector across the country and elsewhere.

We think our work with schools in South Australia is very strong and we look forward to sharing this through the conference and via the field trips.

If you want to dig deeper to see what might be showcased visit the Natural Resources website to find out more.

There is a big interest in reconnecting young people with nature through both play and learning, so expect to explore this with Nature Play SA and the Australian Sustainable Schools initiative SA.

We also have a long history valuing and promoting Youth Voice across the state and have been running the Youth Environment Council since 1997.

Join us in October

So be sure to join us in October and stay tuned as we start to flesh out the program and can let you know who will be presenting and what will be explored, discussed, shared and debated. It’s going to be another great AAEE conference so be sure not to miss it!

Where to stay

A range of accommodation options have also been sourced for Conference delegates. Details on each property can also be found on the Conference website and bookings can be made at the same time as registration.


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