Awabakal Environmental Education Centre

Discover - Investigate - Learn

Telephone02 4944 8233

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08 Nov 2019

Teaching at Little Swamp

We provide professional, educational programs delivered by DoE teachers.

The Wetlands and Awabakal Environmental Education Centres are DoE schools and offer a range of excursion opportunities for students from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Programs promote the integration of environmental sustainability and Aboriginal education with key learning areas including: Science and Technology, Geography, History, Biology, Earth and Environmental, Senior Science and also provide opportunities to link with other Key Learning Areas.

Check out our Stage 6 Science and Stage 2 and 3 Science and Technology - STEM Energy excursions for 2020!

CLIMATECAM - Work on environmental projects and achieve 'eco stars'. Now open to DoE schools in the Hunter.

GIFTED AND TALENTED DAYS - students participate in activities around a chosen topic to extend student learning and opportunities.

NAIDOC DAY - hosts students for a day to complete a variety of activities to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

IN SCHOOL SUPPORT - Including: incursions, energy trailer, post excursion video conference and audits CURRICULUM SUPPORT - staff development in environmental sustainability.


Wet & Wild - Runs for four weeks at the beginning of Term 3. Internet research competition which integrates technology, research & environmental education. For senior primary students. Download clues, solve the problem, email responses. No cost.

Envirothon – Term 2. Environmental challenge against other schools for teams of four Year 10 and 11 students. Investigate a real life environmental issue using fieldwork techniques and present response to a panel of judges. No cost.

Grime Scene Investigation -  a hands-on fieldwork investigation involving a Stage 3 team of five scientists from your school to investigate a location in the local environment. The team works together as an environmental consultancy team and investigates a selected location for the local council. Student teams from various schools will participate together on the same day.