Peninsula Teachers Environment Network

Driven by teachers and specific to your interest and needs, the Peninsula Teachers Environment Network (TEN) is open to all teachers from schools within the Shire. Co-ordinated by the Mornington Peninsula Shire, the Peninsula TEN provides free networking and information sharing opportunities. Topics are determined by TEN members, therefore information is both relevant and useful.

Meetings are held once a term from 4 pm. Venues vary. Meetings are hosted by schools or are held at locations of interest.

For more information, or to join the next TEN meeting, contact ecolivingdisplaycentre@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 ecolivingdisplaycentre@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.

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

Test your recycling knowledge with Planet Ark's Recycling quiz

For great tips, stories and case studies, visit Planet Ark 

Looking for more information, check out the Sustainability Victoria’s Waste and Recycling web page

To learn more about composting and worm farms, visit Composting & worm farms

Half of the what’s disposed of in our garbage bins is food and green waste. Learn how you can reduce your food waste and for great recipe ideas, visit 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 you can do about climate change and what the Shire is doing about climate change

Explore the wildlife of the Mornington Peninsula and what you can do to protect wildlife

 


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. Find out more at ResourceSmart Schools

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.

Junior Landcare offer resources to help students build a closer connection with the land.

 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.