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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. 


LEARNING LANDSCAPES - a highly interactive workshop for educators interested in the opportunities for moving student learning outdoors. 

Designed with an emphasis on teamwork and staff participation - this session will provide inspiration, information, and resources to support you as educators - certainly one not to be missed!

Facilitator Ellen Regos is the Team Leader for the School Food Gardens Program at Cultivating Community and has worked for 25 years as a teacher and educator in sustainability.

This workshop will provide educators with concrete ways to utilise green space as a place for learning, a place to grow plants, collect loose parts and help children and students develop a relationship with the outdoors. This workshop will cover a broad range of subject matter that can be tailored to your unique needs including ways to embed this learning style and enhance links to the curriculum.


Session Outcomes:

- identify pros and cons of teaching outdoors

- understanding the benefits for students

- practical ways in which an outdoor classroom can be utilised by all teachers at any year level

- Resources to assist staff in transitioning to teaching outdoors


Wednesday March 6th 2019

4:30pm - 6.30pm (arrival from 4pm)

Currawong Bush Park - Reynolds Rd Doncaster East


Don't forget to register and lock in your place at this session! 

Afternoon tea will be provided from 4pm.

This session will mostly be held outside of the conference centre so please dress appropriately. In the event of harsh weather conditions the session will be moved inside.

Each participant will receive a certificate of completion to count towards your professional development hours.


This event is subsidised by the Eastern Alliance for Sustainable Learning (EASL) member councils to ensure the EASL program remains an accessible professional development opportunity for all. As such, participants must either work or live in one of the following:

Knox City Council

Maroondah City Council

City of Whitehorse

Manningham Council

Yarra Ranges Council

Should you not work or live in one of these councils and still wish to attend please contact the EASL coordinator on info@easl.com.au for more options.