Catchments, corridors and coasts: Community interaction with sustainability initiatives
Baudains, C., Burke, M., Krupa, A., Pearson, J. and Walters, W. (2008) Catchments, corridors and coasts: Community interaction with sustainability initiatives. In: 15th Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Biennial Conference, 9 -12 July, Darwin, Northern Territory.
The WA Chapter of AAEE has been presenting the Catchments, Corridors and Coasts (CCC) program for 13 years. Over this time it has evolved to become an important aspect of our work in the Western Australian community. CCC is a three day interactive program that provides a ‘snapshot’ of environmental education in WA. Participants come from community groups, youth organisations, teachers, preservice teachers, private sector, and local and state government. It provides a rich experience, facilitating the developments of networks with and between practitioners, and an awareness of the resources and support across WA to help address core environmental and sustainability issues. Participants learn about environmental issues, what is being done by community groups and various levels of government, what resources are available and how we can all work together for a better environment.
The presentation outlines the elements of the program, the impact of the program for participants, the values of networking and the potential for developing skills and knowledge about sustainability issues. This program is very achievable for any group to replicate, enabling them to develop a community program that reflects and establishes synergies between the environmental education communities. The program demonstrates the synergies between the committee member’s organisations that represent government, community and education sector.
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