The Western Australian chapter of AAEE actively works with partner and affiliate groups in the environmental education space.
- Sustainable Schools WA and Alliance
- One World Centre
- Rehabilitating Roe 8
- NatureLink Perth
- Two-Way Science
- WA Landcare Network
- Canning River Eco Education Centre.
These purposes are stated in the constitution of the Australian Association for Environmental Education.
ABOUT OUR AFFILIATES
ONE WORLD CENTRE
The One World Centre (OWC) is a non-profit global learning and resource centre located in Bayswater, Western Australia. It provides educators with a small but comprehensive lending library of resources focused on inclusive and sustainable futures and on Indigenous knowledge and perspectives.
Resources include books, teaching kits, games, posters, and audio-visual materials, augmented by relevant and interactive professional development workshops and website content. Resources and workshops relate to curriculum areas, strands and sub-strands and are linked to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals. Embedding the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander and Sustainability Cross Curriculum Priorities across all Learning Areas, especially in relation to Two-Way Science, is a particular focus of the Centre.
Resource packages can be put together for specific year levels, learning areas, strands or sub-strands.
About Sustainable Schools affiliation
REHABILITATING ROE 8
About RR8 affiliation
Two-way Science is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates the WA Science Curriculum with Aboriginal knowledges.
The Two-Way Science Initiative, 2021 – 2022, is a pilot program that supports remote, rural and metropolitan schools to develop integrated culturally responsive science programs. The Initiative is being conducted by a team at Statewide Services, WA Education Department.
For further information, the Two-Way Science CSIRO book may be purchased or downloaded free from https://www.publish.csiro.au/book/7949/
About NatureLink Perth affiliation
CANNING RIVER ECO EDUCATION CENTRE (CREEC)
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
AAEEWA approaches the SDGs from a ‘systems thinking’ perspective, with the understanding that the goals interact upon each other, rather than being separate, silo, unrelated goals.
The five key SDGs that are the main focus of AAEEWA’s work 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.
AAEEWA actions: Forums, Conferences, CCC, Earth Day, Science and Sustainability Community Expos, BEES Day, Reconciliation Action Plan.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 13: CLIMATE ACTION: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Supporting vulnerable regions will directly contribute not only to Goal 13 but also to the other SDGs. These actions must also go hand in hand with efforts to integrate disaster risk measures, sustainable natural resource management, and human security into national development strategies.
AAEEWA actions: Forums, Conferences, CCC, Earth Day, Science and Sustainability Community Expos, BEES Day.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 14: LIFE UNDER WATER: Sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems from pollution, as well as address the impacts of ocean acidification. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
AAEEWA actions: Turtle Watch, Forums, Conferences, CCC, Earth Day, Science and Sustainability Community Expos, BEES Day.
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 2030, 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.
AAEEWA actions: CCC, Turtle Watch, Earth Day, Science and Sustainability Community Expos, BEES Day.
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.
AAEEWA actions: Partnerships for Earth Day, Science and Sustainability Community Expos, BEES Day, CCC, Forums, Conferences, international links (Arab Gateway).
Knowing you are there and that we are all working together in a diversity of ways towards common goals with often controversial issues is priceless. I never feel isolated, but am part of a cohesive, supportive, diverse, knowledgeable and collaborative community.