ENVIROMENTORS®

NSW’s leading incursion-based environmental education service.

ENVIROMENTORS®

Since 1994, EnviroMentors® has been the country’s leading mobile incursion-based environmental education program, reaching every corner of NSW with sustainability workshops.

EnviroMentors® modules provide a range of education services to improve community awareness and engagement on local sustainability issues and initiatives. Like other KAB NSW programs, EnviroMentors® focuses on motivating communities to participate in simple and practical ways to improve their local environment. Our team are qualified educators as well as experts in sustainability.

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ENVIROMENTORS® EDUCATION SERVICES INCLUDE

  • School Workshops
  • Community Workshops
  • Corporate Programs
  • Litter Audits
  • Waste Audits
  • Education Materials
  • Community Displays

OBJECTIVES

High school and Early Childhood workshops are available on request. Please email us for more information.

Litter Reduction

Educational Modules

  • Litter
  • Keeping waterways clean
  • School Waste Audits

Sustainability

Educational Modules

  • Sustainability
  • Lunches unwrapped
  • Recycling
  • Saving water

Waste Reduction

Educational Modules

  • In the bin
  • Composting
  • Lunches unwrapped
  • Worm farming
  • School Waste Audits

Bin Contamination

Educational Modules

  • In the bin
  • Recycling
  • School Waste Audits

Resource Conservation

Educational Modules

  • In the bin
  • Sustainability
  • Schoolyard harvest
  • Recycling
  • Saving water
  • School Waste Audits

Water Specific Conservation

Educational Modules

  • Saving water

Organic Recycling Promotion

Educational Modules

  • Composting
  • Worm farming
  • School Waste Audits

BENEFITS OF USING ENVIROMENTORS®

As our goal is to create workshops that students can engage and relate to on a local level, Councils’ inputs and objectives are valued.

Councils are encouraged to provide detail on local sustainability and waste services. We have 11 educational modules to choose from to help you achieve your sustainability objectives.

EDUCATIONAL MODULES

The EnviroMentors® offer a series of different workshops that cover a range of current environmental issues. All modules are designed to engage students through movement and fun activities.

Workshops are designed to encourage students to become environmental stewards in their households, spreading the message to the wider community. The pace of the workshops is mixed by incorporating games, kinaesthetic learning and props to keep children engrossed and actively engaged.

Modules are tailored for each learning stage, from  preschool to Year Six (ages 4 to 13).

Workshops run for 45 minutes to an hour, with educators conducting up to five sessions per day. Schools receive a pack which includes follow up resources.

CURRICULUM MODULE LINKS

In the Bin

The module is tailored for each specific Councils’ waste services and local community conditions, with practical and immediately accessible lessons imparted through creative drama activities and a ‘waste relay’ game.

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Recycling

The module is tailored in each region to account for local recycling services, teaching students about the broader implications of resource recovery.

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Worm Farming

Worm farming is a simple and effective way to recycle food scraps. Students enjoy discovering how a real worm farm looks and works, while learning the correct way of caring for their own.

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Saving Water

In one of our two water education modules, students examine through puzzles and interactive demonstrations the water cycle, just how much potable water we have on earth and how we need to share this limited supply of water. Ideas to save water at home and school are role-played through activities.

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Sustainability

The concept of sustainability is broken down into an easily digestible format for students. Natural resources are explored through games, with students collaborating to identify actions they can take in their daily lives at home and school to consume less and conserve resources for future generations.

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Schoolyard Harvest

The workshop draws the essential connection between growing and caring for a garden and the food we eat. It also introduces the benefits of keeping chickens for fresh eggs, and gets kids thinking about how they can be more self-sustaining in their backyards for their health and the environment.

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Keeping Waterways Clean

Students role-play the harmful activities carried out by characters in a catchment story. After observing the effects these actions can have on water quality and biodiversity, students brainstorm environmentally friendly practices to protect our fragile waterways.

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Litter

This module aims to reduce the amount of litter in schools and the surrounding community by equipping students with the information required to introduce litter reduction strategies at school, home, and in their communities. The focus is on parks, beaches, retail, transport and entertainment precinct.

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Composting

Students will learn fundamental lessons about disposing of the organic waste they generate – both at home and school. They will learn that their old food scraps and garden waste are a valuable resource which can be used as fertiliser. They will look at the benefits of using this resource, exploring composting as an environmentally sound alternative to reduce organic waste sent to landfill.

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Lunches Unwrapped

Students develop an understanding of waste avoidance and the significant amount of packaging used on food. They explore the environmental implications of using different materials to package foods, evaluating the benefits and detriments of a range of options to make an informed choice about the best or better alternative to single use packaging.

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Waste Audits

Designed to help schools achieve their goal of reducing waste going to landfill.

Students will assess their school’s waste production, identifying major sources, types of waste produced and evaluating the school’s current recycling programs.
Teachers will be provided with a comprehensive resource booklet to guide them through the steps leading up to the audit, where the EnviroMentors® will visit
the school to guide students and teachers through the waste collection day.

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COUNCIL TESTIMONIALS

EnviroMentors captures the imagination of our future environmental custodians and gets them thinking! Healthy catchments and waterways are highly valued by the Hornsby community. EnviroMentors water education school incursions provide fun, meaningful and interactive IRL messaging on stormwater pollution awareness and water conservation to primary school students.

Quality educators connect kids to relevant issues and highlight, in a very visual way, the impacts of poor land use and inappropriate behaviours. It is a great program because it allows me to deliver engaging environmental education to such a young audience (and a lot of them!) In a very time efficient way.

I use EnviroMentors education program to deliver stormwater education to kindergarten- year 2 students through the “keeping waterways clean” module. I have received great feedback from teachers about how well the educators engage the students and both teachers and students have found the program informative.

David Bolton , Catchment Education Officer, Hornsby Shire Council

I would highly recommend the EnviroMentors to visit your schools. When we have had the educators come to our region, the students at our schools have been entertained and motivated to embrace their knowledge and encouraged to create change in their own environment.

Edwina Lowe , Resource and Waste Education Officer, Snowy Monaro Regional Council

It is a great program because it allows me to deliver engaging environmental education to such a young audience (and a lot of them!) In a very time efficient way. I use EnviroMentors education program to deliver stormwater education to Kindergarten- Year 2 students through the “Keeping Waterways Clean” module. I have received great feedback from teachers about how well the educators engage the students and both teachers and students have found the program informative.

Amanda, Environmental Projects Officer, Blacktown City Council

As part of council’s commitment to provide environmental education to our schools, we engage the EnviroMentors because they offer a wide variety of topics/ modules and have the ability to engage all of the schools in our local government area throughout the year. We have received lots of positive feedback from teachers, as well as students, who have participated in the program.

Jennie Wagner-Gorton , Environmental Education Officer, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

SCHOOL TESTIMONIALS

The workshop was so fantastic. Students were engaged and motivated for change.

Enviro Club Coordinator, Punchbowl Public School

The variety of resources and display items were great- they helped students understand the content and kept them engaged.

Year 2 Teacher, Kellyville Public School

The incursions are so valuable as it reinforces the messages children are hearing from their teachers and in so much more detail.

Year 2 Teacher , Caddies Creek Public School

Fast paced and interesting. Kept the students engaged and interested.

Year 3/4 Teacher, Ryde Public School

(The educator) was an amazing presenter and captivated the students with his vibrant personality and engaging information on sustainability. The students were really engaged and the feedback really positive!

Year 5/6 teacher, Sacred Heart Primary School ACT

A very engaging and well developed workshop that incited curiosity and reflection about sustainability.

Year 4 teacher, Pagewood Public School

Engaging, informative, fun. Age appropriate. Excellent educator.

Kindergarten Teacher, Tocumwal Public School

(The Educator) was excellent. He presented a large amount of information in a short time and kept the children engaged and learning.

K-2 Teacher, St Joseph's Primary Lockhart

Very practical for students and encouraged participation. Practical information they can go home and apply. Year 3 teacher, st margaret mary’s cumberland Great variety in the lesson- keeping kids engaged. Great firm and structured approach.

Year 1 Teacher, Narooma Public School

For all education enquiries and information about OOSH and Preschool Workshops, Community Education events or adult education, please contact Hailey Durham.

HAILEY DURHAM

Education Program Manager 
education@kabnsw.org.au

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