Wetlands Environmental Education Centre

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The DoE and our Environmental and Zoo Education Centres (EZEC) have created a new sustainability website for the cross curriculum priority. You can find plenty of resources, a map to find your local EZEC and plenty more to come!

NSW DoE Sustainability 

Geography resources

HSIE NSW website

The Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) team at the Learning and Teaching Directorate (part of the NSW Public Schools Portfolio) has curriculum advisers to support primary and secondary HSIE teacher.

Great resources to support the syllabus.

Curriculum Key Learning Area HSIE

Geographical toolkit K-6 

Includes maps, fieldwork, graphs and statistics, spatial technologies, visual representations

Geographical toolkit K-6 (PDF 1.7MB)

Queensland spatial educators toolkit

The Queensland Spatial Educators' Toolkit (QSET) is designed to inspire classroom teachers with ideas on how to use spatial technologies in the classroom while meeting the requirements of the Australian Curriculum.

By using the toolkit you can look for activities that can slot into your existing unit. You can select those activities that fit with your work program and are appropriate for your classroom.

Queensland spatial educators toolkit

Earth null school maps

Null school earth

See current wind, weather, ocean, and pollution conditions, as forecast by supercomputers, on an interactive animated map. Updated every three hours.

National map

The NationalMap is a public tool for accessing and mapping open data.The geospatial data is visually presented in a map format, enabling users to see the data that they extract. Currently available datasets cover information on land, water, infrastructure, broadband access, boundaries and population, with more to come.

Environmental and sustainability resources

Green days

Green days are a great way to celebrate special environmental dates on the calendar, such as World Environment Day or Biodiversity Month (September). To find out more, download the information below:

School Environmental Management Plans (SEMP)

As part of the NSW Environmental Education Policy, schools are asked to involve their students in managing their school environment.

The focus areas for schools include Water, Energy, Biodiversity, Waste and use resources for school activities and the aim is to find ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. This work involves students in collecting and analysing real information, problem solving real issues and developing planning skills.

Steps for each focus area include:

  • conducting a review of bills to identify costs (if available)
  • conducting an audit to get a baseline picture
  • identifying problems that can

Sustainable schools

The NSW DEC Environmental and Sustainability Education website holds useful information including: curriculum related policies; policy support; new programs and professional learning.

DoE Sustainability

WebGraphs for schools

WebGraphs is a very useful tool that allows teachers to integrate environmental education with other KLAs using real life energy data from the school. This WebGraph package contains easy to use information on the set up, application and use of WebGraphs for schools.

WebGraph guide for schools (PDF 2MB)

WebGraphs Online Energy Reporting Website

Wetland Environmental Education Centre Resources

Photo gallery

Use our photo gallery in the menu above to check out some wetland images.

Water bugs

There are many different water bugs at the Hunter Wetlands Centre. Discover more about water bugs.

Pond animal ID chart (PDF 150KB)

Wetland plants

Find out what water plants grow around BHP Pond at the Hunter Wetlands Centre.

Water plants of BHP pond (PDF 128KB)