Overnight Informal Workshop at Arbury Park, 14th and 15th September, 2019.

Event concluded

You are invited to join AAEE(SA) members and friends for a ‘gathering of the clan’ at Arbury Park Outdoor School,  the South Australian Department for Education’s residential outdoor and environmental education campsite in the Adelaide Hills (Arbury Park Road , Bridgewater).
Purposes of this workshop
Guided tour of Arbury Park and the learning opportunities we offer
Nurturing ourselves and our relationships in a relaxed, informal setting
Professional learning from colleagues (the wisdom is in the room!)
Dates                       Overnight Saturday 14th September 2019 (end of school term week 8)
Arrival time             Saturday 14th 3.00pm-ish
Departure time       Around lunch time on Sunday 15th, earlier if you want
Its basic dormitory bunk house style. 6 lucky people could have the single beds that dorm supervisors use. BYO all your sleeping gear (pillow, sleeping bag, etc).
There are showers for us to use too.
Full BYO arrangements for dinner and breakfast. There is a commercial kitchen we can use for basic meal prep. It has a full range of pans, bowls, plate, cups etc, and ovens for heating. And a dishwasher. There is also a barbecue.
All we need to bring is the food, in whatever state of preparedness you like. Arbury Park can provide tea and coffee for both days.
Approximate program
3.00pm       Arrive, settle in, then guided tours in small groups
6.00pm       Shared meal.
7.00pm       Presentations (seminar style), discussion groups
8.30pm       Campfire, spotlight walks, frivolity, conversation, maybe a tipple or two
Sunday       Breakfast, more discussion groups if desired, guided visit to the Deanery Community Landcare Group Bushcare site on Cox Creek just a 10 minute walk away. You could even join in the community ‘Bush Bash’ working bee.
            Mt George Conservation Park is a short walk away, with a beautiful loop walk to a rock with a view. Allow 2 hours return from Arbury Park.

Embedding Sustainability Across the Curriculum and Education Sites

Congratulations to the pre-service and early career educators that attended the amazing  bus tour of the Star of the Sea, Mitcham Village Kindy and Upper Sturt Bush School. Thank you to all presenters who displayed the innovative ways sustainability is embedded in their school  curriculum.

Star of the Sea

Upper Sturt Bush School

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Bringing Back the Butterflies

Bringing Back the Butterflies is an exciting and amazing project linking communities in South Australia. Visit our facebook link to find out how to be involved and listen to Costa from Gardening Australia talking about BBB.

EfS Public Forum

An afternoon with a panel of some of the states most experienced sustainability educators  shared their stories and experience. We found how sustainability can empower your students through authentic hands on learning and connect your pre/school community to the world and a more sustainable future. This opportunity offered support to build  skills and confidence as well as establishing networks to promote EfS in our schools.
Thank you to all those who attended and stayed tuned for two followup workshops and tours in 2019.
Brought to you by the Australian Association for Environmental Education of SA and supported by funding from the Council of Education Associations SA



World Environment Day Fair June 2018

The theme for WED is BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION – If you can’t reuse it, refuse it.

AAEE participated at the WED Fair at the Adelaide Showgrounds. Our stall promoted a great initiative, BRINGING BACK the BUTTERFLIES. This program gives  opportunities for residents and schools in the Port Adelaide and Enfield Council to plant butterfly attracting plants in gardens and roadside verges. Already 60 residents and several school have expressed an interest. Eventually the program will create interest in the wider community and with government support we expand throughout SA. During the weekend Early Education for Sustainability SA and AAEE SA members members kindly donated their time at the stall promoting their programs. 

Please contact AAEE is you require information


Past Events


Our future is in our hands: Where to next for AAEE SA?

Completed 11 May 5.30- 7.30 pm, The Joinery, 111 Franklin St, Adelaide
After the demands of running a successful national AAEE conference in Adelaide we need your help to develop a shared vision for AAEE SA that will set our purpose and agenda for the next couple of years.


AAEE National Biennial Conference
Held in Adelaide, 5-7 October 2016



The theme of the conference was education for sustainability as an agent for social change.

The AAEE National Biennial Conference held at Adelaide High School  attracted 200 – 300 participants taking part in keynote addresses, symposia and a variety of great workshops.

Conference delegates included people from all generations representing a wide range of connections with education for sustainability. They included people from government and non-government organisations, all levels of formal and informal education, business, and industry – anyone with a commitment to education for sustainability (EfS).

Thank you to  all who came to this fantastic event and enjoyed the program.

Please visit the National Conference Highlights to view the presentation of our keynote speakers.