Peninsula Teachers Environment Network

 

If you are interested in embedding sustainability in your school and are looking for support and inspiration, we invite you to join the Peninsula Teachers Environment Network. Driven by teachers and coordinated by the Mornington Peninsula Shire, this network provides free networking, updates on potential opportunities and grants and information sharing for schools across the peninsula. More than 75% of peninsula schools are part of this great network!

Meetings are held online quarterly 4-5pm. 

For more information, or to join the next TEN meeting, contact environmentaleducation@mornpen.vic.gov.au 

 

Schools Environmental Education Program 

The Mornington Peninsula Shire's School Environmental Education Program offers educational incursions, webinars, online interactive workshops and excursions to the Eco Living Display Centre at the Briars, Mt Martha. The engaging and educational activities are linked to school curriculum and target specific learning levels. Make a booking enquiry or email environmentaleducation@mornpen.vic.gov.au 

 


 

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Waste 

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to best practice waste management. Learn more about Our Waste Future

Food and Green waste Food and Green Waste (FOGO)

 Learn about you can and can't put in your recycling bin

How to get involved in National Recycling Week - Planet Ark

Sustainability Victoria's Recycling and reducing waste

Composting & worm farms

Learn how you can reduce food waste  Love Food Hate Waste

Do you have too many fruit and vegetables? Take part in the Home Harvest Exchange to share them with your community.

 

Environment

 Get involved with community environmental work here

Learn more about Mornington Peninsula Shire's biodiversity and explore what to plant in your area on the Briars Nursery page.

Learn all about Water and Saving water on the Mornington Peninsula.

Find out what the Shire is doing and what you can do about climate change

Explore the wildlife of the Mornington Peninsula and how you can protect it

Take 3 for the sea

Zoo's Victoria information on the impact of releasing balloons

 

Resources for Schools

Atlas of Living Australia have some great classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum. There are activities available for all ages from Prep through Year 12.  

Cool Australia has student lessons plans and worksheets linked to the curriculum 

Resource Smart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that assist schools to embed Sustainability in their everyday practices. There are 5 modules schools can complete.

Melbourne Water’s Teachers Resources come with videos, fact sheets and booklets about Melbourne’s water resources

Track your water usage and learn more about water efficiency with the School Water Efficiency Program 

School Kitchen Garden support and educational resources, see Stephine Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

Birdlife Australia has hands-on activities where sharing knowledge and experiences is emphasised 

Classroom Antarctica is a comprehensive online teaching resource produced by the Australian Antarctic Division, aimed at grades 5 to 8. 

Sustainable Futures is an educational program that combines the latest in climate science with education in sustainability for students in years 3 – 9. 

Global education offer resources to encourage a global perspective across the curriculum.

Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network often offer opportunities for students to participate in hands-on community projects

 Switched on Schools has a range of resources produced by the Australian Youth Climate Coalition to engage students with climate change, providing detail and project guides for high school students to run campaigns across food, biodiversity, waste, transport, energy and climate justice.

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