WLSEN Final Gathering 2013

 

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The WLSEN final gathering for the year will be held on Oct 31, where we will celebrate a great year in Sustainability Education around Wodonga with afternoon tea and a tour of an outstanding local example of what can be achieved in a Primary school setting: Wooragee School. Click the image for more info

Term 3 Gathering Report

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Wodonga Local Sustainability Education Network term 3 gathering was held on Thurs 19th Sept at the old Leneva Primary school site. Doug McGhee gave us a guided tour of the work Belvoir School has been doing on the site and Amber Croft launched the new Sustainability in Schools Case Studies booklet. Anne supplied the superb sourdough fruit cake and billy tea which was very much appreciated on a cold late afternoon.

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NAB Schools First Awards – WULN support available

National Australia Bank Schools First Awards – Applications are now open to all schools within Australia for grants of $5,000 to $200,000 to provide students with resources, knowledge and expertise to face the challenges of the twenty-first century through community partnerships.

This year, themes are based on areas that schools around Australia are already engaged in within their communities and address a variety of student needs. The themes include: Living sustainably/ Being active and well/Caring for your community/ Embracing diversity/ Asia ready/ Work ready/ Entrepreneurial spirit/ Open. These eight themes can also be used as ‘thought starters’ across the Seed Funding and Student Award categories to help you and your students think about the different ways that students needs can be met by partnering with the community.

For more detailed information on the themes click here. For more information on the program and to see past funded projects, go to http://www.schoolsfirst.edu.au/

Applications close 28-Jun-2013

WULN and Parklands Albury-Wodonga would be very happy to discuss a partnership with any Wodonga school seeking funds for environmental works through this grant. We can assist with planning, supporting your application and delivery of your project. Please contact WULN Facilitator Anne Stelling on 0428 565 195.

Offer to partner for schools project funding

Richmond Football Club is currently offering a grant to support positive outcomes for sustainable landscapes, healthy waterways and connected communities. This is a great opportunity to get a meaningful project off the ground, and aims particularly to engage young people.

The grant of up to $5000 (+GST) is available to a Landcare group or Landcare Network operating in Victoria, or an organisation that is linked or sponsored by Landcare. WULN and Parklands Albury-Wodonga would be very happy to discuss partnership/sponsorship for schools seeking funding, and can help you plan and deliver your project.

To find out more about the grant view the guidelines and application forms on the Richmond Football Club website. Closes 4pm on Friday 28th June 2013. To discuss partnership/sponsorship please contact WULN Facilitator Anne Stelling on 0428 565 195.

 

Primary school readers/e-books

Have just added a new link to the Enviro-stories site, where you can find fantastic e-readers produced by the Creative Catchment Kids program. This program is based across the river in the Murray CMA region, driven by Stacee Staunton-Latimer, Adrian Wells and Owen Dunlop of the famed Wirraminna Environment Centre, and the stories are local and relevant to us here in the North East.

Wodonga Local Sustainability Education Network

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Helena Foster from Wodonga Junior Secondary College on their School Harvest Blog wrote:

We started very simply:   a bare fenced off paddock with a tap, a handful of well used garden  tools and  a healthy dose of determination. Objective: to turn our rather desolate looking plot into a  vibrant, abundant and fertile veggie garden.