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EASL Professional Development Sessions offer the opportunity to visit facilities throughout the region to hear from key people involved in sustainability education and see what’s happening in their space.  There is time to network and swap knowledge, tips and challenges with everyone else in the room as well as learn from guest presenters.

These meetings welcome anyone involved in the sustainability learning community to attend (staff, parents, broader family members, volunteers and students).

Meeting locations will rotate around the Eastern Region (Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges) with a different topic each term. There are no restrictions on attending sessions in the other municipalities. 

Upcoming Events: 

Chook4Charity at Oxley Christian College | Term 3 PD and Networking

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Do you have chooks at your school or early learning centre?

Do you want to have chooks at your school or early learning centre?

Come down to this session to see chook keeping in action and hear from our expert at Chooktopia about the best ways to keep chickens in an educational setting.

You will also have the opportunity to hear from Oxley Christian College on their Chooks4Charity program that students set up as part of EASL's pilot Student Leadership Program. 

Date: Tuesday 3rd September
Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Venue: Oxley Christian College, 15-49 Old Melbourne Road, Chirnside Park, VIC 3116
Cost: Free for local tickets, $10.00 for external tickets

What to bring:

  • Your wonderful self;
  • Questions that you would like answered about chook keeping
  • An apetite for sustainable learning

To be eligible for this event you must live or 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 by email after the day.

Afternoon tea will be provided as part of this event from 4pm onwards.

See you there!

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Healthy Waterways | Term 4 PD and Networking

Healthy Waterways | Term 4 PD and Networking

The "Healthy Rivers, Healthy Bay" initiative is a collaboration between PrimeSCI! and EEK! (Environmental Education for Kids). This initiative aims to raise community awareness of the health of two major catchments (Yarra and Dandenong) feeding into Port Phillip Bay. We are funded by DELWP through the Port Phillip Bay Fund, allowing us to work with many schools, teachers, and environmental groups across the Yarra and Dandenong Catchments over the next two years.

Date: Wednesday 16th October
Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Venue: Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Information Centre, 95 Central Road, Blackburn, 3130
Cost: Free for local tickets, $10.00 for external tickets
Bookings: Through eventbrite

Join us, to help gain an understanding of your local environment and waterways. During this session you will:

  • Discover how we are all a part of a greater catchment;
  • Learn how our activities impact the catchment and ultimately Port Phillip Bay;
  • Learn about Water Quality Testing (River Detectives based);
  • See how water quality testing can be used in your classroom to gain an understanding of your local creek or river. What do the results mean? Why do we test?
  • Look at issues of litter and pollution and learn to record this data on site at school;
  • Learn about the many amazing macroninvertebrates that live in our creeks and rivers, sampling methods and recording data - how these results can be used to numerically represent the 'health' of the waterway;
  • Understand the different results of creeks and rivers versus wetlands and if there is a difference between urban and rural waterways.

Educational Materials will be provided at and after the session.

What to bring:

  • Your wonderful self;
  • Healthy Waterway questions that you need answered;
  • An apetite for sustainable learning!

To be eligible for this event you must live or 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 by email after the day.

Afternoon tea will be provided as part of this event from 4pm onwards.

See you there!

Book Now!