Park Friends 6: From Nature Study to Education for Sustainability

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Many years ago, school students did “Nature Study”. Today students and young people are more actively involved in Environmental Education, and Education for Sustainability. In this program, we first look at student involvement in the conservation of Morialta Park, and then, as just one example of preserving the biodiversity of this park, some of the work being done to stop the spread of olive trees and encourage the return of many native species.

Volunteers preparing for revegetation by cutting away weeds and other unwanted growth

Contributors
Graham Churchett, Friends of Black Hill and Morialta Inc
Richard Smith, SA Convener, Australian Association for Environmental Education
Thinkabout Talkabout
Activities for children, prepared by Graham Churchett and Joy Stewart
Education for Sustainability – a guide for curriculum developers and policy makers, some background to the emerging National Curriculum on Education for Sustainability