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School Community Learning Partnerships for Sustainability Guidebook

April 29, 2013,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

The School-Community Learning Partnerships for Sustainability (SCLPfS) Project was a 3 year project (2009 – 2011) exploring the ways in which Schools and Communities can work together to achieve sustainability outcomes. The project was funded by the Australian Research Council and was conducted through a […]

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Serendip Sanctuary, Lara – Education Centre

April 29, 2013,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Serendip Sanctuary is an ideal venue for schools to explore and study the wetlands, woodlands and native grasslands of the Victoria’s western volcanic plains. The sanctuary attracts over 150 free range species of birds and is home to a range of captive native animals. Excursions […]

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Dandenong Ranges National Park – Education Centre

April 29, 2013,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

The Dandenong Ranges National Park, is among the more unusual and beautiful of Victoria’s national parks. Easily accessible from Melbourne, the Dandenong Ranges provides many opportunities to explore diverse forest types including cool temperate rainforest, tall Mountain Ash forests and dry shrubby forests. A dedicated […]

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Wilsons Promontory National Park – Education Centre

April 29, 2013,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Wilsons Promontory National Park contains the largest coastal wilderness area in Victoria with much of its surrounding marine environment protected within the Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park and Coastal Parks. With school group camping and accommodation available as well as a range of day and overnight […]

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ResourceSmart Reduce Reuse Recycle Waste Manual

April 29, 2013,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

This resource provides information on how to embed WasteSmart practises into the operations, whole school community and curriculum in your school. Please refer to pp. 37 – 112 for curriculum units on waste minimisation and to the Tools and Resources (pp. 113 – 155) for […]

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Food Waste Resources

April 29, 2013,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

CERES Outreach Group spends hours and hours finding the best sustainability education resources for schools. Here is a collection to help your school with dealing with ‘Food Waste’. Apologies if some of these links don’t work, it’s hard to keep up with the changes on other […]

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CERES Dress for the Weather Guide

April 29, 2013,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Heating and cooling take up about 30% of a school’s energy use. A great way to reduce your energy usage (and save money too) is to ‘Dress for the Weather’. We live in a predominantly inside environment so sometimes we forget to dress appropriately. Wearing appropriate clothing […]

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How to Build Your Own School Greenhouse

April 29, 2013,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

This is a great idea from Friends of the Earth UK website. It gives seedlings a great head start and is a handy way to recycle plastic bottles too! All you need to do is cut empty plastic bottles in half and place them over seedlings […]

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Water and VELS Grid

April 29, 2013,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

The Water and VELS grid provided above was created by CERES for the DEECD’s Strategic Partnerships program. The suggested activities included in the four VELS and Sustainability matrices (Waste, Water, Energy and Biodiversity themed) are based upon the Learning Focus statements of each domain and […]

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SETS Energy Curriculum Resource – VELS Level 5/6

April 29, 2013,    By: CERES Education – Outreach Team

Students are to use SETS (School Environment Tracking System) to produce and present an Energy Quiz. The purpose of this activity is to provide knowledge, motivation and ideas for action to reduce energy use at school, home and in the community. Resource – SETS Energy […]

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