Case Studies by Topic
Many of the schools in Adelaide and the Mount Lofty Ranges have put in fantastic efforts to improve their sustainability. Click below to find out about some of the initiatives that schools working with NRM Education have developed in their areas of interest.
Find out about some of the biodiveristy initiatives that schools working with NRM Education have developed.
Grange Schools - Leave Only Footprints video
Magill Kindergarten - Butterfly and Frog Garden
Walkerville Primary School - Biodiversity monitoring and action through Engaging with Nature
Warradale Primary School - Biodiversity Audit and Wetland Establishment
Warriapendi School - Frog Pond
Find out about some of the composting initiatives that schools working with NRM Education have developed.
Find out about some of the curriculum initiatives that schools working with NRM Education have developed.
Education for Sustainability Approach
Many AuSSI-SA Schools have undertaken an Education for Sustainability Approach because it involves the whole school and community, incorportaing quality teaching and learning practices into sustainable campus management so they can live more sustainably. The Australian Curriculum describes what is to be taught and assessed in Australian schools and the Cross-curriculum priortiy, sustainability is embedded throughout all the learning areas. This places sustainability at the heart of the curriculum. In Education for Sustainabiliy, how we learn and what we learn is enriched by purposeful school and community actions to move towards a more sustainable world.
Engaging with Nature
Below are some stories/case studies that highlight how some of our local schools are Engaging with Nature and linking monitoring, taking action, learning and curriculum. Many thanks to the school and students for allowing us to share their experiences.
Willunga Primary School - case study 362kb PDF
Grange Primary School -School story 208kb PDF
Jean Horan Flinders Park Kindergarten -School story 210kb PDF
Southern Montessori School -School story 219kb PDF
Find out about some of the food gardens that schools working with NRM Education have created.
Photo Galleries from the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Tour November 2011
Photos of Lobethal Community Kindergarten outdoor playscape November 2012
Waste and Recycling
Find out about some of the waste and recycling initiatives that schools working with NRM Education have developed.
Find out what some of the schools have been doing in regards to water quality and conservation.
Click below to find out about the student action projects undertaken by schools participating in the NRM Education Youth Environment Forums:
Brighton Primary School
Gumeracha Primary School
Millbrook Primary School
Paracombe Primary School
Paringa Park Primary School
St Joseph's School, Hectorville - Youth Voice 2011
St Leonards Primary School - Water Conservation 2009
St Leonards Primary School - Recycling 2011
St Margaret Mary's School - Waste Systems & Edible Gardens 2012
Warradale Primary School - Taking Action for Biodiversity 2009
Warradale Primary School - Animal Welfare 2011
West Beach Primary School - Edible Garden, Nesting Boxes & Sand Dunes 2012
Find out more about youth environment groups in schools working with NRM Education.
Other youth voice stories from local schools:
What have you been up to?
We are always keen to hear back from groups that have been undertaking sustainability initiatives.
What activities have you been doing? What resources did you use? What did you get out of it? Did you enjoy it? What creatures have you been watching or trying to attract?
Please email us about your experiences and any suggestions about how to improve the program.