The WA Chapter is unique, involving a broad cross-section of environmental educators from diverse areas such as schools, government agencies, industry, universities, technical and further education centres, zoos, museums, parks and reserves, environmental education centres and community and conservation groups.
The Chapter meets on the third Thursday every month, at the Perth Zoo from 4.00 to 5.30. There are regular events throughout the year that members have developed for particular groups.
These include Catchments Corridors Coast, a finalist in the 2009 WA Environmental Awards. This three day program exists because of our network and enables us to educate teachers, students, community and government groups about the programs operating through our major Perth catchment.
Earth Day Expo provides an all day event for primary aged children and is held at Canning River Eco Education Centre in early April, the international event is held on the 22nd April. Members are invited to give hands on workshops to groups of children to promote sustainable living and the joy of nurturing the earth.
Geography Earth Environmental Science Yr 10 Day (GEES Day) allows presenters to share thier passion about thier work in those fields and encourage students to consider these subjects in Yr 11 & Yr 12. The enthusiastic and informative hands on sessions help students see the importance of good sciences for our future and is held at the Perth Zoo in early May.
The WA Chapter have also worked together to provide a directory of programs, contacts for help across the sustainability areas. Please visit us and see what else we are up to at www.aaeewa.org.au