Schools environment program
Our goal is to achieve an environmentally aware community that participates in the conservation of the local environment and for schools to integrate environmental education into school programs and activities.
Port Stephens Schools Environment Program
This program aims to:
- promote and encourage student participation in environmental education and related projects;
- recognise the work of schools in environmental conservation and improvement;
- strengthen partnerships between schools, the local community, local business and Council; and
- increase awareness of environmental issues facing Australia for the benefit of this generation and future generation.
Council has a range of services and resources available to schools, all you need to do is contact us and we will work with you.
Schools Environmental Grants
This program offers schools in the Port Stephens Local Government Area funding assistance for environmental related projects and activities, with up to $500 is available to all schools on a yearly basis.
Applications will be circulated to schools in April 2016.
Green Access Poster and Website
The Green Access Poster has been a staple in school staff rooms for over 15 years. Compiled by a group of local environmental education providers, it gives school teachers in the Hunter a comprehensive list of support personnel who can be contacted for resources, excursions or speakers on environmental and sustainability education themes. In 2012, the coordinators also launched a website where information can be obtained and updated in real time. Check out http://www.greenaccessposter.com.au/.
This yearly poster is sent to all schools - if you would like a copy, please contact Council's Environmental Education Officer.
Environmental Education Officer
Phone: (02) 4980 0251