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Have you immersed your students in nature this year? We would love to help you with your next excursion and have a range of new and existing programs in a variety of subject areas to inspire, engage and enhance the learning of your students. As an added bonus – all visiting teachers will receive 4hrs (BOSTES registered) field work professional learning! Our NSW Environmental Education Centres are all staffed by trained teachers… Read More

With great fanfare I would like to announce the inaugural “Schools who follow Brewongle’s blog photo competition”. The prizes will be huge (mmmmm…) and include free posting of your great shots on this blog…. One of my favourite blogs is written by an ex-lecturer of mine Ian Lunt. Last year he ran a competition of before and after ecological restoration photo’s. You can see the entries and winners here. This got me… Read More

We rely on water for all aspects of our lives. Often with hardly a thought we wash, drink, flush, swim, excrete and waste water. Do you know where your water comes from? How it got to the tap you just turned on? Where it goes after that loo flush, hot shower or car wash on the driveway? How does our water use influence the state of our rivers? Students who visit us… Read More

We are big on project based and authentic learning here at Brewongle EEC. A new film called “Revolution” that is available to watch online may help spark student driven environmental projects in your school. “Revolution is an exhilarating and hard-hitting full length feature film from award-winning Sharkwater filmmaker Rob Stewart. Not only does it shed light on crucial environmental topics and how we can save the planet, but he shows how past… Read More

This new employment opportunity is available now and the information came from our colleagues at Taronga Zoo. See below for details. Aboriginal Program Coordinator – 00003LE5   Aboriginal Program Coordinator   Aboriginal Identified Part Time 22.8 hours per week, Temporary 2 year contract position. Taronga Conservation Society Australia Salaried Employees Award – Clerk Grade 6 ($80,997 – $83,371 prorata)   Location – Taronga Zoo Sydney Are you a leader in developing culturally rich experiences for… Read More

It is on again! Follow this link to see this flyer online, watch the video and register. https://www.smore.com/see0r-2015-youth-eco-summit-yes?ref=email

So you take a feathery local species, like a Tawny Frogmouth, you mix in a crime scene, some suspects, plenty of hands on investigating and SHAZAM, you have yourselves an outdoor, eco-mystery challenge that never fails to grip primary age students. Our Eco Mystery day – ‘The Tawny Tragedy‘ is one of our most engaging programs. Students eyes widen when they arrive at Brewongle to discover a crime scene complete with police… Read More

The end is near! 2014 has been quite a productive year for us here at Brewongle EEC and we have had over 5500 students engage in our various programs. I have summarised below the most popular blog posts of the year as judged by the number of hits on the website. Thanks to everyone who has visited our centre, hosted us in their school, read the blog and followed us on Facebook,… Read More

I feel like this is the time of year for a bit of connection to some real things in life! Nothing about Christmas consumerism, busy shops, parties, politics or school reports. Here follows a few cool things I have come across in a pictorial journal from my phone. All mostly extra-curricular…. The Hawkesbury Earthcare Centre’s spring fair was as lovely event filled with sustainability, good food, music and of course our kid… Read More

When you spend a lot of time in a patch of bushland, you become familiar with all the plants, birds and other wildlife. It has been a joy to watch our little section of Shale Sandstone Transition Forest (a critically endangered plant community) change from a thicket of weeds including lantana, bush tobacco, wandering jew and swiss ivy into a more ‘native’ state. Pardalotes are still nesting, native plants are popping up… Read More