Together, we can help keep the environment clean and safe, now and into the future.
Education for our environment
Did you know that our health and wellbeing as a community is directly impacted by the quality of our local environment?
Environmental themes like water quality, species diversity (or biodiversity), and climate change are all areas that people have the power to influence, for better or for worse.
For this reason, education plays a key role in ensuring that residents of Campbelltown and beyond have the information and understanding that they need to make smart lifestyle choices that allow reduce our impact on local natural areas and wildlife so we can enjoy them for generations to come.
School environmental programs
Schools are a big part of our community, we continue to work in partnership with our local schools to develop, implement and improve programs that encourage environmental stewardship in younger generations and complement the school curriculum. We aim to see students having fun learning and interacting with environmental education.
School Environmental Education Plan
The “School Environmental Education Plan(3MB, PDF)” lists all of the workshops, events and programs that Council offers throughout the year to schools and how these can be incorporated into the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum for stages 1, 2 and 3.
Eric the Eel
The 'Eric the Eel' illustrated storybook and educational resource is a result of a collaborative project called Catchments Connecting Communities, involving Campbelltown Performing Arts High School (CPAHS), Campbelltown City Council and Western Sydney University (WSU).
Through expertise at both Council and WSU, students of CPAHS have been encouraged to engage with their local waterways to investigate how they can develop project ideas that can improve and enhance the sustainability, usability and connectivity of a local waterway to the surrounding community.
Council has worked with a number of students to turn their project ideas into real-life concepts that will be seen by the community, used by the community and appreciated by the community.
The on-going commitment from Council to work with local high school students in the development of projects that enhance the sustainability, usability and connectivity of not only our waterways, but open space in general, will ensure that environmental stewardship of young people will grow through their active voice in the local community.
School and community environmental education programs
If you are interested in receiving information about any of the environmental education workshops we offer, or if you have an idea that you would like us to explore with you or your school, please do not hesitate to contact Council’s Environmental Education Officer on 4645 4346.
Environmental Education Plan
In 2010 we formally adopted the 2009-2012 Environmental Education Strategy. We have now adopted the new Environmental Education Plan(10MB, PDF) that will supersede the Environmental Education Strategy. The Environmental Education Plan provides a framework to guide the development and delivery of future environmental education programs that will empower the community to undertake behavioural change, live more sustainably and reduce their impact on the local and broader environment.
We encourage you to read this document and let us know what you think.
You can download a copy, pop into Council to grab a hard copy or call Council’s Environment team on 4645 4601 and ask for one to be sent out to you.
Fact sheets and links to other info
We’ve got plenty of other good information available if you’re interested in environmental issues. Check the list below for fact sheets and links to information on Campbelltown’s natural environment.