Awabakal Environmental Education Centre

Discover - Investigate - Learn

Telephone02 4944 8233

Emailawabakal-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Resources

In this section we have a range of useful resources for schools.

Awabakal Nature Reserve reference handbook

A handbook to the geology, plants, animals and history of Awabakal Nature Reserve.

ANR reference handbook (PDF 6.1MB)

Green days

Green days are a great way to celebrate special environmental dates on the calander, such as World Environment Day or Biodiversity Month (September). To find out more, download the information below.

Green Day Guide (PDF 217KB)

Green Day Poster (PDF 279KB)

Green Day Assembly Speech (PDF 26KB)

And if you want to read about a school that has run one, go to the 'Green school stories' .

Photo gallery

Use our photo gallery in the quicklinks above to check out some images from Awabakal.

School Environmental Management Plans (SEMP)

As part of the NSW Environmental Education Policy, schools are asked to involve their students in managing their school environment.

The focus areas for schools include Water, Energy, Biodiversity, Waste and use Resources for school activities and the aim is to find ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. This work involves students in collecting and analysing real information, problem solving real issues and developing planning skills.

Steps for each focus area include:

  • conducting a review of bills to identify costs (if available)
  • conducting an audit to get a baseline picture
  • identifying problems that can be addressed

Sustainable schools

The NSW DEC Environmental and Sustainability Education website holds useful information including: curriculum related policies; policy support; new programs and professional learning.

DEC Environment Ed website

WebGraphs for schools

WebGraphs is a very useful tool that allows teachers to integrate environmental education with other KLAs using real life energy data from the school. This WebGraph package contains easy to use information on the set up, application and use of WebGraphs for schools.

WebGraph guide for schools (PDF 2MB)