The Eastern Alliance for Sustainable Learning provides professional development, learning and networking opportunities for early years, primary and secondary schools in the following local government areas:
- City of Whittlesea
- Maroondah City Council
- Manningham City Council
- Knox City Council
- Yarra Ranges Council
Teacher Environment Network Meetings
When: Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Time: 4:15 – 6:00pm
Where: MC2, 687 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster VIC 3108
Details: Join us for a PD session exploring strategies to use when incorporating sustainability into the curriculum. The session will be broken up into different age groups with separate speakers presenting on processes and approaches specific for schools and early learning services.
This Professional Development session will open with afternoon tea and a short networking activity, giving educators the opportunity to meet likeminded people from the EASL region.
Afternoon tea is provided at this event. Attendees will receive a certificate of participation by email after the event.
Register: Click here to register for the PD. Bookings close Fri 18 May 2018 at 6pm.
Workshops & Events
Learning for a Sustainable Future – Student Leadership Program
When: Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Details: In 2018, EASL is piloting a student focused program which will strengthen students’ leadership and project management skills, providing them with the skills and knowledge to apply sustainability in their own lives and broader communities.
The program involves a one day conference style event and online workshop sessions held before and after the conference. The conference day will have students complete workshop sessions which will help to further develop their project management skills and increase their knowledge of sustainability issues within their region.
After participating it is anticipated that students will feel empowered and will be able to clearly communicate the changes they want to see in the world and throughout their community.
The pilot program will be limited to three schools per EASL council, with a maximum of five students attending the conference day from each school. The program is targeting students in grade 5 to year 9.
More info: Click here for more information and to register for the event
Check out more on the EASL website
Planting Day – Star Wars theme
Date: Friday 4 May 2018, 5 – 7pm
Location: Colchester Reserve, corner Beresford Drive & Colchester Road, Boronia
What’s On: Planting, Nature Walk, Family Activities and fundraising BBQ
Bring: Sturdy footwear, light sabre, costumes, torch
The Smarter Living Program
Manningham City Council, in partnership with Whitehorse City Council is inviting residents to attend seven free informative sessions which take you on a journey to smarter living.
The Smarter Living program is a wonderful opportunity to join some of Melbourne’s best known thrifty experts, gardeners and foodies as they share their stories, practical advice and secrets.
Wendy Harmer – ‘Stuff and War on Waste’ – Friday 27 April 2018, 7-9pm: www.manningham.vic.gov.au/smarter-living-stuff-and-war-on-waste
Craig Reucassel – ‘War on Waste’ – Wednesday 30 May 2018, 7-9pm: www.manningham.vic.gov.au/smarter-living-war-on-waste
Eastern Region Active Travel Forum
When: Wednesday 9 May 2018
Where: Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood
Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
School active travel programs help build parental confidence to trust their children’s abilities, avoid the ‘fear’ traps and share ‘can’do’ attitudes towards incremental independent, safe, active travel to school. Each school is welcome to send up to five representat
Registrations close on Friday, 27 April 2018.
Nature Play Week – Nature’s Magic
When: Tuesday 15 May 2018
Where: Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve, accessed from Ashburton Drive, Mitcham
Time: 10:00 – 11:00am
Preschoolers are invited to spend an enchanted morning collecting leaves, feathers and other treasures to create their own magical wand and whimsical potions. Children are encouraged to come dressed up as fairies, nymphs, elms or goblins wearing suitable dress-ups for the days weather conditions. Please wear enclosed shoes. Gumboots are a good option. Suitable for 2-5 year olds, siblings are welcome!
Sustainable Living Week
Sustainable Living Week is your chance to explore how you can make simple, lasting and inspiring life changes that can have a positive impact on the environment.
Come along to the many free events, including a gardening forum with Costa, cooking demonstration, a movie night, nature play for the kids and so much more!
For the entire schedule of events go to whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Sustainable-Living-Week.html
Folllow your Waste Tours
Each year, Yarra Ranges Council offers a limited number of free ‘Follow Your Waste’ tours to school groups (Grade 3 upwards) to visit a landfill site and recycling centre in the Dandenong area. The excursion is free of charge – the school is only required to cover the cost of mini-bus transport. A maximum of two classes of per school may attend. If your class is studying waste and recycling, and would like to learn more about what happens to the waste that is collected through our household bins, please contact our Sustainability Officer, Lisa Loulier, on 9294 6343.