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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:

Learning for a Sustainable Future: Information Session

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This information session is being held to share details of the pilot student program that EASL is organising for 2018. It is hoped that schools interested in participating in the Learning for a Sustainable Future program will attend to find out more about the program and what is involved if they decide to participate. 

This session will outline the purpose and intended outcomes of the program, how schools can get involved as well as what their involvement means.  

To find out more about this exciting program, book here

PLEASE NOTE: BOOKINGS CLOSE 6pm, Friday 9th February 

Planning a Native Garden | Term 1 PD and Networking

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It can be challenging to plan a native garden within an educational environment. There are many elements that go into a successful garden, including:

  • Choosing the right plants to get the garden established
  • Selecting plants that can be used as bush foods
  • Deciding how the garden fits into the future maintenance of the surrounding buildings
  • Working out how many plants are needed and where these can be sourced

Join us for a PD session exploring how to best plan and manage a native garden within an educational setting. There will be information on local nurseries that educators can access and specific council resources that can be useful when developing a native garden. Experiences and ideas will be shared on how to include students in this process and improve the overall success of the garden.

This Professional Development session will open with afternoon tea and a short networking activity, giving educators the opportunity to meet likeminded people from the EASL region.

Afternoon tea is provided at this event. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation by email after the event.

Date: Wednesday 7th March 
Time: 4:15pm to 6:00pm
Venue: Knox Park Primary School, Crn Watersedge Cl and Kathryn Rd, Knoxfield
Cost: Free!
Bookings: Through Eventbrite

Places are limited, click here to book now!

Linking Sustainability with the Curriculum | Term 2 PD and Networking

Linking Sustainability

Join us for a PD session exploring strategies to use when incorporating sustainability into the curriculum. The session will be broken up into different age groups with separate speakers presenting on processes and approaches specific for schools and early learning services.

This Professional Development session will open with afternoon tea and a short networking activity, giving educators the opportunity to meet likeminded people from the EASL region.

Afternoon tea is provided at this event. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation by email after the event.

Date: Tuesday 22nd May 
Time: 4:15pm to 6:00pm
Venue: TBA
Cost: Free!
Bookings: Through Eventbrite

Places are limited, click here to book now!

What a Waste! Exploring Waste in the East | Term 3 PD and Networking

What A Waste

Have you wondered why some things are recyclable and others are not?
Are you curious about how recycling is sorted?
Do you want to know how to recycle items that can't go into the recycling bin?

Join us for this full day professional development session which will take you through different waste facilities within Melbourne's east. We will be visiting different types of recycling and waste centres as well as detailing the recycling programs in place within each EASL municipality.

This will be a jam-packed day looking at what happens with our waste when it goes in the bin.

A bus will be organised to take attendees to all locations on the day. This will leave from a central location with accessible transport and parking for attendees. More details about the centres we will be visiting and pick-up will be announced in 2018.

Morning tea and lunch is provided as part of this event. 
All attendees will receive a certificate of participation by email after the event.

Bookings close 6pm, Wednesday 25th July

Attendees must live or work within the EASL region to attend this event. 

Date: Tuesday 31st July
Time: 8:45am to 3:00pm
Venue: TBA
Cost: $38.00
Bookings: Through Eventbrite

Places are limited, click here to book now!