Fostering education for
          a sustainable future

What is AAEE WA?


The AAEE, both nationally and in Western Australia, seeks to:

  • promote environmental education as defined by UNESCO/UNEP
  • develop projects for broad application within the field of environmental education
  • promote coordination among bodies engaged in environmental education and training
  • cooperate and/or affiliate with any other bodies with similar aims for the more effective furtherance of these aims
  • promote the cooperation of relevant groups and individuals
  • raise funds from its members, from grants or from any other sources for the advancement of environmental education
  • publish, distribute, and disseminate matters arising out of and in connection with the Association and environmental education
  • hold conferences, meetings, seminars and gatherings to promote environmental education
  • publish a journal of environmental education.

These purposes are stated in the constitution of the Australian Association for Environmental Education.

PDFAAEE Constitution
November 1998

AAEE WA Executive Committee

The AAEE WA Chapter is made up of a diverse range of people involved in the Environmental Education field.  This is reflected in our Executive Committee.  The members of the committee include:

Convenor:  Jennifer Pearson

Treasurer:  Amy Krupa

Secretary:  Catherine Baudains

State Delegate:  Claire Dunn

Membership Officer:  Katherine Gaschk

What Does the AAEE WA Chapter Do?

Catchments Corridors and Coasts Program


AAEE WA organise regular events throughout the year including Catchments Corridors & Coasts (CCC), a finalist in the 2009 WA Environmental Awards. This three day, professional development course is for environmental educators, local and state government personnel, sustainable schools initiative participants, teachers, student teachers, university and TAFE students community groups and members and youth organisations.

Go to the Events page to find out what events are coming up.

AAEEWA MeetingMeetings

The Chapter meets every month on the third Thursday from 4.00 to 5.30pm at the Canning River Eco Education Centre, Kent Street, Wilson. This provides an opportunity to keep in touch about the developments in Environmental Education in WA and to plan for joint projects with a diverse range of people.



Environmental Education WorkshopsWorkshops/Camps

At least three times a year we have guest speakers involved in environmental education who inform members about their innovative programs. Topics cover threatened species, new computer programs for schools, Aboriginal education, government initiatives and much more.



AAEE National Conference

National Conference

Every two years, one of the state or territory Chapters of AAEE hosts the National Conference. These conferences are a great opportunity for our community to celebrate our successes and reinforce our beliefs that we are making a difference for the generations to come.

The next conference will be held in Mandurah in 2020.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The three key SDGs that are relevant to AAEE WA include:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 4: EDUCATION: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
AAEE WA actions: Forums, Conferences, CCC, Earth Day, Science and Sustainability Community Expos, BEES Day, Reconciliation Action Plan

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 15: ON THE LAND: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.
AAEE WA actions: CCC, Turtle Watch

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 17: PARTNERSHIPS: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.
AAEE WA actions: Partnerships for Earth Day, Science and Sustainability Community Expos, BEES Day, CCC, Forums, Conferences, international links (Arab Gateway).