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Learning how technology can help with fieldwork

Steve Papp (Field of Mars EEC) showcases the use iPads and mobile technology in fieldwork.

Students learning how to remove weeds from the lake

The Wallagoot Lake workshop demonstrated how local students helped combat Caulerpa taxifolia.

Great teaching, Inspired Learning

In February 2013 Bournda EEC hosted the Annual Conference of the NSW Department of Education and Communities' Environmental Education/Zoo Education Centres. This important professional learning activity provided a wonderful opportunity for participants to explore the conference theme of "Great Teaching, Inspired Learning". The opening address was by Dr. Paul Brock AM, the Director of Learning and Development Research in the Office of the Director-General, NSW Department of Education and Communities. Take the time to listen to Dr. Brock's inspirational presentation - it highlights the value of our work in environmental education and outlines challenges for leaders in our schools and centres.

Geared up and ready for a guided bushbike ride Students exploring on a bush walk

Making Healthy Choices

Why spend time in the 'Great Outdoors?'

Staff at the EEC will tell anyone that will listen about how great it is spending time working outside with school students.  We all have numerous stories about the joys and adventures that children experience at Bournda. Read more about why we should be encouraging our children and/or students to get active in the outdoors.Outdoor play linked to children's mental health:

Children respond to the call of the wild:

Dr. Helen Sykes and Ms. Amelia Telford speakers of the World Environment Day Dinner 2014

Dr. Helen Sykes and Ms. Amelia Telford at the 2014 World Environment Day dinner held by Bournda EEC.

Dr. Helen Sykes and Harrison Warne, winner of the Environment Award

Dr. Helen Sykes and Harrison Warne, winner of the Environment Award.

World Environment Day 2014

Bournda EEC hosted the 37th World Environment Day dinner this year and diners were privileged to hear two speakers with Dr. Helen Sykes founder of Future Leaders Initiative after dinner speech. Dr. Sykes outlined her work in fostering leadership in young people, and then introduced Amelia Telford, an inspirational youth leader. Ms. Telford aims to engage all young people across the nation to take action on climate change as an Indigenous coordinator for Australian Youth Climate Coalition.

For Reflections of previous World Environment Day dinner speakers.


Leaders in Earth and Environmental Science

The estuary in Bournda National Park

Our Place,Southern Rivers

A sunset at Bournda

Caulerpa taxifolia menace in Wallagoot Lake

Noxious weed in the Wallagoot Lake

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