Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory

As a professional association for educators AAEE aims to ensure the environmental education network can connect, develop and professionally mentor environmental and sustainability educators across a wide range of organisations and both the education and sustainability-savvy public.

In the ACT the network includes:

  • Schools and teachers - did you know that 100% of ACT schools are registered sustainability partners and so all of our teachers have the opportunity to become world-leading education and learning for sustainability specialists!
  • Early childhood services
  • Utilities
  • Government departments
  • Community advocacy groups
  • Specialist programs and private education service providers
  • Canberra region's significant conservation sites
  • Academia generally and teacher training in particular - you might like to subscribe to receive the peer-reviewed AAEE Journal here.
  • Individual members and supporters.

The ACT community is justifiably very proud of its rich varied professional and community-wide education and learning for sustainability credentials. That is why the ACT chapter of AAEE believes we can meet the challenge to ensure that every student and educator has access to high-quality education and learning for sustainability no matter what school or site they attend.

The ACT Chapter works collaboratively with local EfS organisations on important environmental issues, through sharing expertise, exchanging information and providing professional development. The local organisations that the AAEE ACT works with are varied. These include the Conservation Council ACT Region, the ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, Actsmart Schools, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Woodlands and Wetlands Trust, ACT for Bees, ACT Council of Parents & Citizens Associations, SEE-Change’s Youth Parliament on Sustainability, Environmental Film Festival Australia and Kids Teaching Kids.

Find out what is on offer to educators in the ACT and what challenges remain by downloading our 10-year vision for Future of Education for Sustainability in the ACT here.

Find out about the activities of the national association more broadly by visiting the website here and reading about our work as part of the Australian Education for Sustainability Alliance here.

Upcoming Events

Most AAEE ACT local events are free or with a gold coin donation, open to both members and colleagues, and some do ask for registration. Events listing are placed at their Facebook page here and at their events registration page here.

AAEE ACT Events in March 2019 include:

Voting for Change - Thursday 7 March  - a special presentation for educators to mark the March 15 #SchoolStrike4Climate - and our AGM.  Register here.

Cotter Tour - Saturday 30 March - a members and friends inside tour of the Cotter plant by AAEE member Icon Water's Kate Rhook as our expert water enthusiast and guide. RSVP to

Like and follow this Chapter on Facebook @AAEEACT and sign up to updates here so that you never miss out on local education and learning for (and about) environment and sustainability news, articles, tours, special presentations, offers, and workshops.

Contact them anytime with questions at and subscribe to updates and view their 2018 season by season updates archive here.