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Learning Partnerships & Projects

CERES School of Nature and Climate is working on a learning partnership framework to enrich our learning experiences and to collaborate better with other organisations and people to make a difference in the upcoming critical decade.

We have so many existing rich and wonderful partnerships that we want to continue to nourish including our Connecting the Dots Network and our partner programs for ResourceSmart Schools.

Our key funding partners include:

Sustainability Victoria

Department of Education and Training

Merri-bek City Council

Lord Mayors Charitable Trust

Perpetual Trustees

Our deep and enriching friends and partners include:

Environment Education Victoria

Port Phillip EcoCentre

Zoos Victoria

Cool Australia

Kids Teaching Kids

Purpose and Intention of a Learning Partnerships Framework

  • Map our School of Nature and Climate community, and to foster the important strategic partnerships to increase our capabilities, reach, and impact.
  • Develop partnerships, friendships, and collaborations for creating life changing learning experiences, greater impact, knowledge sharing and bringing magic and joy to our community.
  • Create clear pathways for partners to collaborate with the School of Nature and Climate.
  • Measure and evaluate the impact of collaboration and working with others.
  • Effect positive change in relation to the Climate and Ecological Crisis.
  • Help people fall in love with the earth again.

From reviewing our partnerships we established that degree of engagement with others is either early, developing or rich, deep and impactful. We aim to strengthen key partnerships in the future to ensure positive environmental outcomes and better learning opportunities for students, CERES and partners.

What is a learning partnership in our School?

A learning partnership is a CERES collaboration with other people or parties to implement the vision of the School of Nature and Climate.

A learning partnership recognises the strengths and abilities of each partner and enhances them for the benefit of the partners and of the learner.

Partners come to the School of Nature and Climate with content, knowledge, skills, experience, networks, and a shared passion and vision for improved sustainability education, increased positive impact on our environment and furthering our reach into current and future communities with which we engage.

Our learning partners collaborate with us to foster a new and emerging culture within sustainability education that is unique to us. We are developing our own vision collaboratively, seeking new areas of knowledge and learning to enhance our learning community, and we’re shaping the future of what our School of Nature and Climate partnerships can achieve.