To connect through education to advance understandings and actions in relation to environmental and sustainability issues across all communities and education sectors.
Local Government SIG
“Local government has an essential role to play in education for sustainability. As the “sphere of government closest to the people and environmental issues in the community”, local government agencies can be regarded as a key interface between individuals and communities, their environments and central government.”
See Change: Learning and education for sustainability (2004) Wellington PCE
Welcome to the AAEE Local Government Special Interest Group (LG SIG). The LG SIG aims to support environmental educators working in Local Government. We recognise that the roles of Local Government Environment Educators are many and varied (just as Councils are) dealing with multiple audiences and issues in small and large teams.
The group functions across Australia as a network for coordinating, advocating and resourcing local government education for sustainability. SIG members connect electronically by email and meet locally or at the biannual AAEE conference. The SIG convenor circulates a periodic newsletter and contributions are welcome.
We wish to support environmental educators working in Local Government by:
- Providing opportunities for networking with colleagues
- Develop and share ideas, resources and learning’s for projects for various audiences and issues.
- Meet as a SIG at state and national AAEE conferences or at other times as needs arise.
- Communicate using a range of Internet communication tools and regional networks.
The Local Government survey has been collated and is presented here Local Government SIG Survey Results Summary 2013. This will provide strategic direction for the Executive and will also assist in framing the Skilling Educators for Sustainability Australian (SESA) professional development project. AAEE is in alliance with the Australian Water Association (AWA) Marine Education Society of Australasia (MESA) Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) to progress this professional development pathway program.
How effective are environmental education programs in changing community knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour in relation to water catchment issues? A delivery mechanism review is presented by Environmental Evidence Australia and commissioned by Wyong Shire Council and NSW Catchment Management Authority - Central West Coast. Click here...
To join the Local Government SIG nominate your interest on your membership application form or membership renewal, or contact Tricia Donnelly, Convenor tricia.donnelly(at)cessnock.nsw.gov.au
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