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Thursday, 1 December 2022

Congratulations to the ACT's Environmental Educator of the Year for 2022, Vivienne Pearce OAM

 Congratulations to the ACT's Environmental Educator of the Year for 2022, Vivienne Pearce OAM.

Belinda Wilson - ACT Emerging Environmental Educator of the Year Award winner for 2022!

Belinda Wilson has just been announced as our ACT Emerging Environmental Educator of the Year Award winner for 2022!


Passionate about restoring ecosystems, Belinda Wilson has spent the last few years working on a PhD with The Australian National University, investigating the reintroduction of the eastern quoll. Since moving to Canberra, Belinda has volunteered on a number of projects including 'turtle patrol' and community night walks at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. Belinda was also employed by the Woodlands and Wetland Trust as the Outreach Officer delivering conservation and cultural knowledge for Mulligans Flat and Jerrabomberra Wetlands; educating people from all walks of life. Her work included education activities such as Hollow Homes, Bird Quest, Kids Night walks, Bug and Waterbug Detectives, and talking to the community at the National Folk Festival, National Science Week, Tidbinbilla Open Day, and World Wetlands Day events.


Sunday, 27 November 2022

2022 Roundup and December Update - AAEE ACT Chapter

  • Thank you to member Andrew O'Meara (Education Co-coordinator Woodlands and Wetlands Trust) for the highlight of a cold winter, our Twilight networking event (Picture below, at the new Wildbark Education Centre - Mulligans Flat, also see separate post by Andrew - search 'wildbark'
  • Thanks also to member Karon Campbell for a very successful Hawker Community Garden / Wicking Bed Twilight networking event in November. Karon’s beautiful catering of scrumptious refreshments was a highlight for both the winter and spring chapter events - thank you so much Karon.

  • Congratulations to our ACT Environmental Educators of the Year for 2022 - To be announced on December 1! 

Monday, 31 October 2022

Chapter AGM December 1 and Annual Report 2021-2022

 


NOTICE OF 2022 AGM: Thursday December 1st

AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION 

ACT Chapter

Australian National Botanic Gardens

4:oopm for 4:30 start and 5 pm finish.

To be followed by refreshments, the Annual ACT Environmental Educators Excellence Awards, then a relaxing educational walk -  6.30 pm finish

RSVP for catering, directions and updates please to aaeeact@gmail.com

Sunday, 16 October 2022

October AAEE Chapter Update

Hi ACT Environmental Education Networkers!

Wicking Bed Giveaway and Demonstration for Educators

Australian Association of Environmental Educators (AEEACT) in collaboration with Hawker Community Garden invites members and friends to a local networking event that’s free with yummy afternoon tea!

  • What: Community Gardens Showcase and wicking beds demonstration + Wicking Bed Kit giveaways!
  • Where: Hawker Shops next to Container Deposit Scheme Depot - IMPORTANT UPDATED START VENUE: CHRIST CHURCH HAWKER CNR BEETALOO ST AND BELCONNEN WAY
  • When: Thursday November 3, 2022,4pm for 4.30pm start, 
Network with people who have experience in setting up, maintaining garden and wicking beds. 

Frances Knight, convenor of the gardens, will step you through the process of how the gardens came to be and demonstrate how wicking beds are constructed.

Register aaeeact@gmail.com numbers limited


AAEE (Australian Association of Environmental Education) ACT Chapter in collaboration with Hawker Community Garden invites you to: 
 
A Local Networking Event that's FREE !
 
What:  Community Garden showcase and wicking bed demonstration
Where: Hawker Community Garden - Hawker Shops next to the Container Deposit Scheme depot
IMPORTANT UPDATED START VENUE: 
CHRIST CHURCH HAWKER 
CNR BEETALOO ST AND BELCONNEN WAY

When: Thursday November 3, 2022, 4pm for 4:30pm start
 
Network with people who have experience in setting up, maintaining a community garden and wicking beds. 
Frances Knight, convenor of the garden, will step you through the process of how the garden came to be and demonstrate how wicking beds are constructed.
 
Come along and enjoy the refreshments: tea, coffee and a tasty snack made with garden produce.
 
Meet people who can help and support you in your Community Garden journey or just come along to learn about wicking beds. 
Teachers if you need a relaxing way to add another hour or two to your teacher identified TQI this is just what you are looking for.

We also have 9 mini wicking bed kits to give away to attending participants!

Register via email aaeeact@gmail.com to assist with catering.

Friday, 16 September 2022

Do you know an inspiring ACT Emerging Environmental Educator?

The 2022 ACT Emerging Environmental Education Excellence awards are now open.

The ACT Environmental Education Excellence Awards recognise individuals exhibiting leadership and making notable contributions to promote environmental education, understanding, action, and agency. 

    ACT Emerging Environmental Educator

Submissions Form Closes Friday 9 October, 2022.  


How to apply: 

1. Download the submission form, complete details and submit before the closing date. 

2: Contact aaeeact@gmail.com for support for your application. 

We look forward to hearing from you. Note Educator must have been working in Environmental Education for approximately 5 years or less

For inspiration, take a look at previous ACT  Overall and Emerging Educators awardee's nominations - 2019, 2020 and 2021.