Active Nature: Learning, Citizenship and Activism for Sustainability                        

The 34th NSW Environmental Education Conference ActiveNature: Learning, Citizenship and Activism for Sustainability is being held from 3-5 October 2019 at the Kirrawee High School in partnership with Sutherland Shire Environment Centre.

The event will have a special focus on the role of activism in education programs and initiatives. It will emphasise the importance of active citizenship in sustainability. This conference will focus on the role of education and educators in:

  • building learning pathways towards a deeper understanding of citizenship
  • improving understanding of activism in achieving a sustainable world
  • strengthening and making more explicit our collective focus on longer term change.

We will ask presenters to tell stories, make links, draw out lessons, highlight achievements and indicate possibilities for strengthening the focus on building active citizenship in education initiatives.

Download the full Conference Framing Paper

Who should attend?

Environment and sustainability educators, environmental advocacy groups, bushcare and landcare facilitators, environmental activists, school teachers, early childhood educators, businesses, anyone who cares about our environment. We welcome attendance from young grass-roots activists and people with fresh perspectives on these long term issues.

Call for abstracts

Conference organisers are now accepting abstracts for conference presentations, short talks, workshops and posters.

Abstracts are due by 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019.

Conference website

For more information and to register, visit the NSW AAEE conference website, at