What is our vision for schools in this region?
To achieve an environmentally responsible school community in the Perth region, actively involved in environmental protection and catchment management.
To help realise this vision we’ve developed this section of our site to:
- Give you ideas of cross curricula environmental projects and activities
- Create or provide direction to: teacher resources – professional development opportunities, educational programs, websites, books, funding sources, and links to local “friends of” and catchment groups
How do we help schools?
- Link you to training and Professional Development opportunities: to empower whole school communities to support local catchment management activities by running and promoting workshops
⇒ Canoeing on the Canning – a full day PL opportunity, hosted by SERCUL and held during National Water Week in October, where teachers learn about the river system and its issues while canoeing. Canoeing on the Canning can also be tailored to an all school PL day or team building sessions.
⇒ School Gardener Waterwise Training Course – joint training by SERCUL, Water Corporation and South Metropolitan TAFE over two days where gardeners learn water wise and fertilise wise practices.
- Link schools to funds: link teachers to funding resources
- Link schools to learning resources: link teachers to educational resources
- Link schools to their local “patch”: link schools into on-ground activities together with local catchment and “friends of’ groups
- Produce an Educators Newsletter every term
- Provide incursions and excursions for school students