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Our annual ‘Writers in the Environment’ camp has begun for its 19th consecutive year. We have a lovely bunch of students from schools across Sydney who have come to soak up some creativity, nature and writing tips from Simon French (our long time writer in residence), Danielle Chew (from Barnier Public School) and our visiting authors, Susanne Gervay, James Roy and Sue Whiting. Students enjoyed some workshops, writing time, dipnetting and a… Read More

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

As we wind down for the school holidays – now is a good time to reflect, draw breath and organise a few things for next year (or a time for a long, long sleep in I hear you say?) Start by reading the latest Sustainable Schools Newsletter – as always it is packed with great stuff! Eco Schools grants, Holiday shutdown ideas and interesting case studies. Over the last few months I… Read More

Planet Ark and various other organisations are pulling out all the stops this year for National Recycling Week. You can register your school and involve your students in all the fun. There is a curriculum toolkit to help you integrate recycling into your lessons and a Recycle Rescue Game to keep everyone entertained among many other things. Get involved!

Interested in maintaining a sustainable environmental program within your school or organisation but don’t know where to start? Come along to the last HEEN Meeting for 2015 to find out more! WHAT IS HEEN? HEEN is the Hawkesbury Environmental Educators Network group, who meet once a term. It is an opportunity for people working with children, young people and the environment to connect, receive support and be inspired. At these meetings you will hear from… 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

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

I just love working with soil. Digging, composting, mulching and growing are pretty special activities on a sunny, cool autumn day. A little while ago I completed a Permaculture Design Course which led me to complete a design for the lovely Brewongle EEC. You can read my plans if you are interested here. We are now beginning the journey of permaculture and putting plans into action! Stage one for us was addressing… 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

Hi Everyone, A quick reminder that the next Hawkesbury Environmental Educators Network (HEEN) will be meeting this Wednesday the 13th May at 3.30pm. Martin Gauci from Hawkesbury City Council will be hosting us at the Community Nursery at McGraths Hill. Come along to mingle with like minded folk, discover native plants and enjoy a talk by NSW National Parks on their Discovery program. See attached flyer for details. All welcome and bring… Read More