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Formed in 2011, the Eastern Alliance for Sustainable Learning (EASL) is comprised of five member Councils from Melbourne's east (Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges). EASL provides professional development, learning and networking opportunities for early years, primary and secondary schools throughout the year. 

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EASL - Backyard Birds, Aboriginal Seasons & Networking Event


Wed. 17 October 2018

4:15 pm – 6:30 pm AEDT



Blackburn Lake Sanctuary - Visitor Information Centre

95 Central Road

Blackburn, VIC 3130



It takes a lot more than a textbook to teach. It is the supreme art of the teacher who awakens joy in creative expression and knowledge (Albert Einstein). With education being the most powerful tool we can use to change the world (Nelson Mandela) we invite you to the Eastern Alliance for Sustainable Learning (EASL) Term 4 Professional Development and Networking Event to be held at the beautiful Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Information Centre.


During this session you will:

  • Meet like-minded educators.
  • Hear about Blackburn Lake Sanctuary and the education programs they deliver.
  • Share experiences in delivering environmental sustainability topics.
  • Learn about Citizen Science – Backyard Bird Surveys including activity ideas for the classroom.
  • Learn about Aboriginal seasons.
  • Pick up some nifty ideas for class activities.

You will leave this session with:

  • Knowledge to delivery backyard bird activities.
  • Resources to support backyard bird activities.
  • Ideas from other participants of sustainability focused activities that have worked for them.

What to bring:

  • Your wonderful self.
  • A summary of a sustainability activity that has worked for you. You can bring a copy of this resource with you, email a copy through to EASL or simply have it on your mind. This will be a part of an activity on the day and be distributed as a summary to participants afterwards.


To be eligible for this event you must work within one of the five EASL partner councils (Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges). This event will count towards your professional development hours, with all attendees receiving a certificate of participation.

There will be a door prize on the day and afternoon tea will be provided.

See you there!