Schools Education

Schools Education

Are you an educator interested in teaching your students about the environment and sustainability? Are you interested in developing sustainable strategies and taking action at your school or organisation?

There are a number of ways we can support you.

Environment Schools Bulletin

Stay up to date with programs offered to schools. Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter and regular event updates here. Join our Environment Schools Bulletin!

Brimbank Teachers Environment Network (BTEN)

Join the Brimbank Teachers Environment Network and participate in professional development workshops that will inspire you and other teachers to engage with students on environmental and sustainability issues.  The network meets twice a year. All are welcome including, school staff, educators, teacher aides and playgroup leaders – at no charge. Contact our Environmental Education team at Environment@brimbank.vic.gov.au to join.

Teacher Environmental Networking webinars for schools

Council has adapted its existing teacher professional development workshops into a series of webinars and online support materials for teachers. The webinars were facilitated by Cultivating Community, CERES Community Environment Park and Environment Education Victoria.

Growing food in school webinar resources

Food waste recycling webinar resources

Designing a food garden with students webinar resources

World Environment Day Special webinar resources

Featuring topics such as student leadership and climate action in the classroom

Education Support

Our Environment Team can provide information and advice to help with your school or group’s environmental projects. Make an enquiry using our Environmental Education Request Form.

Schools Sustainability Resources
Biodiversity
Climate and Energy
Sustainable Systems

Factsheet: Growing food at school

    Waste and Recycling

    Factsheets: Composting at schoolRecycling at school

     

    Water
    • Australian Water Association Online Learning Festival features live events, Storytime videos, mindfulness, STEM experiments and more.
    • Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP): Find leaks, save water and promote water education in your school.
    • City West Water: classroom incursions, Do-It-Yourself presentations, curriculum resources and downloadable classroom worksheets. 
    • Water Watch: a community engagement program connecting you with river health, and water sustainability and management.
    • Melbourne Water: Browse learning resources by year level (Foundation-Year 10) and explore resources by curriculum area. Check out Melbourne Water’s feature programs and resources including; River Detectives, Western Treatment Plant virtual tour and Drip Trip: the game.
    • Water management learn about water supply, storage and use in Brimbank and how we can use water more efficiently.
    • Sustainability Victoria’s ResourceSmart water module has “how to” guides, water audit information and (Foundation-Year 6) curriculum links.
    • Brimbank Schools Sustainability Water Resources: Foundation - Year 2, Year 3 - 4, Year 5 - 6
    • Brimbank Schools Sustainability Resources, The Story of Water: PowerPoint