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AAEE SA Newsletter - 1st edition April 2021
Message from SA Convenor
Hello everyone, 

Firstly, thank you sincerely to the outgoing committee for their hard work to further Education for Sustainability in SA. During Debra's time as Convenor, we have seen enormous growth in Advocacy with the launch of Bringing Back the Butterflies, which has impacted thousands of people and continues today! To Debra & Jo - thank you for staying on board to share your expertise. To Andy, Kaarin and Liesl, your contribution is highly valued and you will be missed.

We'd like to introduce the new committee for 2021:-
Convenor & State Liason: Naomi Findlay 
Treasurer: Amy Blaylock
Secretary (minutes): Barb Jones
Secretary (web): Bruce Baker
Public Officer: Jo Hendrikx
AAEE representative: Angela Colliver
HASS SA representative: David Larritt
Committee members: Deidre Knight, David Doherty, Stephen Fuller, Debra Dickinson, Hugh Kneebone, Vanessa Greenslade, Leilani Arens

I have some big shoes to fill as Convenor and am looking forward to getting to know you all. In my current role, I teach at Hewett Primary School where I am loving running Gardening Club. I moved to Adelaide in August 2019.  Prior to this, I taught Primary Science and Physical Education in Central Outback schools in Alice Springs. My passion for the environment is in the areas of sustainable living (current study of a Diploma) and the circular economy.

Please send in stories of sustainability and any upcoming events from your site to be featured in this newsletter!

Yours in Sustainability,
Dr. Debra Bradley, Convenor (to Mar 2021) | AAEE-SA Chapter
& Naomi Findlay, New Convenor (2021-) | AAEE-SA Chapter
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Message from SA Convenor

Register for HASS SA Conference

AGM Follow-up
AAEE on Social Media!

BBB Update & an invitation

Upcoming Events
Educational Resource:
Marine Parks SA Yr 5-10

Membership Benefit: AJEE
The new AAEE SA committee 2021.
Last chance to register for HASS SA Conference!

The HASS SA Conference will be held this Saturday, 1st May at Adelaide Botanic High School. We look forward to seeing you there!

To register for the conference, go to: 


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AGM follow up

Thank you to all members and visitors that attended the AGM and activities over the 20 and 21 March. It was a fantastic couple of days and Arbury Park Outdoor School was a perfect venue on a beautiful Autumn weekend.

Also, thanks to our guest speakers. Jo Hendrix from KESAB, Hugh Kneebone from Green Adelaide-Nature Education, and Bernadette Haggerty from Burton Primary School who all gave informative presentations to our group.

Those who attended also enjoyed a delicious morning tea and lunch followed by 40-year celebrations and a plant propagation workshop. Thank you to all involved in preparing the day and activities

At our AGM a new committee for 2021 was elected and this group will begin preparations for an exciting year of learning and development for our members.

AAEE SA launches a new website... 
...and social media!
Follow us and please share with all educators you know who are passionate about Education for Sustainability. 
BBB update...
Debra Bradley, Deidre Knight and Steve Fuller 
Bringing Back the Butterflies is presenting at the HASS SA conference on 3 May. 
...and an invitation for teachers!
Naomi Findlay would like to invite you to join in AAEE SA's new project "The ABC of BBB" to support educators in Bringing Back Butterflies in schools. The first stage (beginning in Term 2) will involve Zoom Networking to support teachers interested in developing butterfly gardens in their schools. In the second stage I will work with colleagues to develop Australian Curriculum units of work/resources for free use for teachers. As a passionate Science teacher and environmental educator, I want to support you to connect students with nature and learn how they can live sustainably. Please contact me for more information and to join Zoom networking:
Upcoming events of interest
2021 Writing for the Environment National Competition
The topic for 2021 for all categories is “the loss of biodiversity on Earth”.
Scripts must be for a 10min play; they must be original, creative, powerful and based on the topic of biodiversity. Submissions must be received by 5pm EST on Saturday, 22 May.
The national competition is for people who are Australian citizens. There are cash prizes for each of the three age categories for the 2021 competition: 
Up to 18 years, 19-25 years, Over 65. Find out more here: 2021 RD Walshe Memorial Writing for the Environment Competition.
AUSMAP is the Australian Microplastics Assessment Project. They have 2 events coming up in SA: 
Educational Resources: Marine Parks SA for Yr 5-6, 7-10 classrooms
One of our new AAEE SA members is Angela Colliver who has recently moved here from Canberra. Angela is a curriculum developer and she has recently completed a range of projects that you may find interesting.

Two new free SA Marine Parks resources:- In a first for South Australia, National Parks and Wildlife Service SA (NPWSSA) and Parks Australia have teamed up to develop a new education resource that brings marine parks into the state’s classrooms. 

*Be part of an invention convention about marine parks in South Australian waters - Primary School Teachers Resource (Years 5 & 6) 
*Understanding more about marine parks in South Australian waters – Secondary School Teacher Resource (Years 7-10)
Head here to download Marine Parks Resources ➡️

‘FEAST’  a new food and sustainability training resource for OzHarvest. Head here to download ➡️

‘Food. Different By Design’ the 2021 National Science Week Resource  Book for Schools. Head here to download ➡️
Membership benefits
Did you know you have free access to the Australian Journal of Environmental Education (AJEE) as a member of AAEE SA? You can access this in the member area. If you have any trouble logging in to access the journal, email for assistance. 

Want to access the AJEE but you're not a member? Great news! Cambridge University Press have made this Special Edition free to access until 30th May so you can try it out and then... Click here for more information on
member benefits and pricing or just Join Now! :-)
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