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Steps to Sustainability Conference

Event date: Friday 29 March 2019 - 8:30am
Event location: Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

Local Life: On Land and Below Water    

Click here for the final Conference Booklet!

Over 200 teachers, environmental educators and local government officers came together to discover how to connect students to life on land and below water including local waterways and Port Phillip Bay. Presenters shared real life experiences from schools that have recently started on their sustainability journey through to those who have been the leaders for numerous years.

Steps to Sustainability 2019 showcased how teachers are using sustainability to support the Victorian Curriculum and how schools are implementing the ResourceSmart Schools program and United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

Keynote speakers: Cr Arron Wood (City of Melbourne Deputy Lord Mayor and Director of Kids Teaching Kids) and Summer Howarth & Cheryl Laks (Zoos Victoria).

Presenters:Teachers from 20 schools showcased their innovative sustainability projects, curriculum and initiatives. 

This conference was designed especially for people working on school sustainability projects and curriculum initiatives, allowing participants to enjoy a day at the Zoo, meet other teachers and get lots of ideas to take back to their workplace.

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Click here for the conference booklet, with details of keynote speakers and workshop presenters

Your organising committee from Catholic Education Melbourne, Zoos Victoria, Port Phillip EcoCentre, St Louis de Montfort Primary School, Environment Education Victoria, Sustainability Victoria and CERES thank you for your attendance.

This project was funded with support of the Victorian Government through the Port Phillip Bay Fund

Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.