Working with Schools
NRM Education supports schools that are interested in exploring environmental sustainability in their learning programs and management practices. We work in partnership with the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) to implement the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative-SA (AuSSI-SA); which is an internationally recognised, best-practice model guiding schools in their exploration of sustainability.
Your school can access the following support from NRM Education:
Provided on a range of themes including Education for Sustainability, Climate Change, Youth Voice, Water management, Biodiversity and Taking Action.
We can provide resources to make planning easier.
Encouraging students to work together and to actively participate in decision making processes is a key to their development as good environmental citizens and stewards. NRM Education values Youth Voice as a key tool in facilitating young people to take action for the environment and supports Youth Voice through PD for teachers, Youth Environment forums, group networking and resources.
Have an NRM Education Officer be a resource person for groups of teachers planning learning programs around sustainability.
Involve a NRM Education Officer visiting your school to identify your successes so far, discuss your needs, assist with community links and youth voice mentoring and identify opportunities and support implementation of sustainability initiatives.
If we don’t have the information or resources you need, we will help you find those that do. We also support clusters of schools interested in investigating sustainability.
NRM Education recognises the importance of celebrating the success of schools, teachers and students in their efforts to become more sustainable.
More often than not many projects are dependent upon some financial support. There are numerous grant schemes providing money for a range of sustainability projects. Many of these are on a yearly or regular cycle. So, if you are too late to apply now, they may come up again in the future.