Green Adelaide education officers work with school/preschool communities to embed sustainability principles in their learning and management practices. Students, staff and parents are provided with resources and support to take informed action at a local level, encouraging a whole-site approach. Benefits include enhanced learning experiences and a reduction in ecological footprints and associated school running costs. Activities include (but are not limited to):
- investigating water and energy savings
- building frog ponds, veggie beds and butterfly gardens
- managing food waste with worm farms and compost bins
- investigating wildlife in the school/preschool yard and beyond.
This approach also supports the development of problem solving and critical thinking skills which link to the Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework. There are many examples of site examples and whatever your sustainability goals are Green Adelaide education officers will help you get there.