Nests logoTeachers and school community members in the City of Sydney are invited to attend meetings of NESTS: Network of Environmental & Sustainability Teachers Sydney. This network is designed for all teachers in City of Sydney schools, as well as interested parents and friends from your school’s community. The network will meet once a term and will inform interested teachers and parents about environmental and sustainability resources, showcase school sustainability initiatives and provide a space for participants to network with each other about environmental and sustainability ideas and issues.

School environment networks provide a forum for educators from schools, State and Local Government, community groups and other organisations to share resources, ideas and information. Guest speakers are invited to attend to present on a particular issue or theme. Responsibility for hosting the after school meeting once a term will be rotated amongst participating schools.

Accreditation

Meeting participants can register through their MyPl portal for one hour of accreditated professional learning with the NSW Institute of Teachers. To register, search under courses in the MyPL portal for course code NR 09055. Once you have attended the meeting, simply answer the evaluation questions and you will be accredited.

2015 Dates

Thursday 19th March

Thursday 11th June

Thursday 3rd September

Thursday 26th November

Term 3 – 2015

Thursday 3rd September – Observatory Hill EEC,

Location – Upper Fort St Millers Point (next to Fort St Primary School). Limited parking in school car park or alternatively, metered street parking on Observatory Hill. Nearest station: Wynyard or Circular Quay. Please note, we will be walking to Barangaroo Point Park (approx 15 mins) and to ruins in Millers Point. The meeting will conclude with drinks at the Hero of Waterloo Hotel. 

Agenda:

  • Running successful school ‘Green’ group – Jakki Trenbath (OEH)
  • Cool Australia resources to support sustainability education and professional development
  • Observatory Hill EEC programs and resources to support environmental and sustainability education
  • Networking and resource sharing with colleagues
  • Teaching strategies to support urban environmental education including a visit to the new Barangaroo Point Park and Parbury ruins
  • The event will conclude at the Hero of Waterloo Hotel, Millers Point

Minutes:

Past Events

Term 2 – 2015

Thursday 1th June – Observatory Hill EEC

Agenda:

  • Primary Connections Science Resources
  • City of Sydney Council resources
  • Networking

Minutes:

Term 1 – 2015

Thursday 19th March – Erskineville PS

Minutes: March 19 Minutes

Resource support for sustainability education

The following sites and resources can help you learn more about sustainability education and management

Energy

Water

Waste

  • Future friendly fete Link

General sustainability education and management resources