Brought to you by the Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW Chapter and the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre, the 34th NSW Environmental Education Conference ActiveNature will be a fantastic opportunity to network with other environmental and sustainability educators from across the country, explore how our education work can tap into and support responsible citizenship and a sense of activism and share your projects, ideas and inspiration with others.

Call for abstracts

Call for abstract submissions for presentations, short talks, workshops, and posters close at 5 pm Friday 21 June 2019.

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Don't miss this opportunity to share your project outcomes, explore new concepts or creatively engage your peers in learning.

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About the Conference

ActiveNature will be held at Kirrawee High School from Thursday 3rd October – Saturday 5th October 2019.

The conference will include a meet and greet social event on the Wednesday night prior to the conference, a terrific conference social night with food, drinks, and entertainment on Friday 4 October and some fantastic field trips on Saturday. There will also be a range of presentations, interactive sessions, workshops and creative projects to help us dive into the conference theme.

Keynote Speakers

We're excited to announce that our day 1 keynote speakers include three young people talking about their learning and actions to protect the environment. One of them, Nosrat, is a student from a high school in Western Sydney and was one of the organisers of the recent climate strikes. Delegates will also be inspired by Dr. Marty Branagan as he speaks about peace and sustainability, Dr. Sue Elliott speaking about the role of early childhood education in helping to foster active citizens and more. Our full speaker list will be announced shortly.


For delegates who would like to avoid travel and stay close to the event, we have arranged a special conference discount for subsidised accommodation at the Quest Apartments Cronulla.

Partner and Promotional Opportunities

We have a range of opportunities for partnership, from 3-day stallholder exhibition spots (subsidised not-for-profit and micro-business rates available) through to major conference partner opportunities, specialist promotional partnerships, in-kind donations and an opportunity to be the exclusive Conference dinner partner. If you would like to find out more about promoting your project or business through the conference, email and we will be in touch to chat about how we can work together.