Brewongle Environmental Education Centre

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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

Are you aware of the proposed changes to the current NSW Science and Technology K-6 syllabus? The Board of Studies (BOSTES) is proposing to re-write the syllabus from scratch. Why is this change occurring? Will it create a major headache for you in re-programming? (as some of us have just finished programs for the last ‘new’ syllabus) Please join me in having your say about this as the Draft directions document is… Read More

Hello everyone and happy term 1 for all the teachers out there knuckling down with new classes, syllabuses and paperwork! I have 2 things that may help you in 2016…. We are proud to announce the publication of our very first free iBook educational resource! Thanks to Blacktown City Council and many teachers who helped in the design of this book it is now available for download on the iBookstore. “What happens… Read More

Year 11 Senior Science, Earth and Environmental Science and Geography teacher professional learning. Registered BOSTES course. “Checking the Pulse of the Hawkesbury River” 27th November 2015 @ Brewongle EEC. Study Topics: Water for Living / Local Environment/Biophysical Interactions Spend a day working with academics and technical staff from Western Sydney University and Brewongle on the Hawkesbury River. This excursion will focus on River Ecology and Management and provide you with enhanced expertise… Read More

Earthkeepers is an old world, mystical ecology program for Stage 2 students and some little munchkins from Boronia Park are now well on their way to becoming Level 1 Earthkeepers after completing our 3 day camp. We were impressed with their energy and enthusiasm and can see that they now have a broader understanding of how humans and natural systems rely on each other. Thanks so much to our parent helpers and… 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

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 term ‘food forest’ conjures up images of an abundant edible landscape similar to the chocolate landscape of Willy Wonka in the movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. I think it is a wonderful term that should inspire us to create ecosystems of food in our schoolyards, backyards and community places. It has ended up in my vocab via a local Permaculture Design Course I am undertaking. Permaculture is an Australian born… Read More