Toolbox for Environmental Change

Toolbox 2014 – Education for Sustainability – Life-long Learning

Melbourne Museum – Thursday 20th March 2014. Register now.

GA LA TROBE LARISSA SMITH IVANHOE EAST TOOLBOXEvery year we work with major partners Sustainability Victoria and Melbourne Museum and key supporters the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development  and the Victorian Association for Environmental Education to present the Melbourne Toolbox for Environmental Change Forum.

With dozens of workshops and displays, the Toolbox for Environmental Change Forum is the ‘one stop shop’ for curriculum resources, networking and ideas for taking environmental action and promoting sustainability within school communities.

This year the one day forum will be held at the Melbourne Museum and will provide a range of service provider displays, hands-on workshops and case studies to stimulate and equip schools to educate for sustainability. The VAEE Environmental Educator of the Year for 2013 will be announced in the plenary session.

We’re excited to be able to announce the keynote speakers, who will each do a 10 minute ‘TED’ Talk style presentation:

  • Dr Mark Norman – Head of the Science at Melbourne Museum – “Catching the bug: How the science infection starts.”
  • Ms Kirsty Costa – Group Manager of CERES Education, ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic Coordinator – “What we could learn from footy.”
  • Mr Anthony Mangelsdorf – Project Manager Barwon South West ResourceSmart Schools, BRWMG – “Stories and numbers – how sharing stories and numbers can help us to create a better future.”

The forum provides a key opportunity for teachers, educators and administrators to share and build creative approaches to sustainability in school communities. It will also provide opportunities for unique backroom tours of the Melbourne Museum, a stream of workshops aimed at local government environment officers, a stream of workshops for early childhood educators as well as workshops presented by a range of leading environmental agencies. Networking with peers is another highlight of the Toolbox forum.

The Toolbox will engage, challenge and inspire teachers and educators with ‘hands-on’ workshops and displays showcasing AusVELS linked environmental activities, successful partnerships between organisations and schools, school case studies and the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic framework.

Cost: Participants: VAEE Members $ 130.00 Non VAEE Members $150.00
Displayers: $270 (covers two staff registrations from each organisation)

Online Registration – Please click here. Registration includes morning tea and lunch.

To register online, click here and follow the steps below.

1. Click on “Create Account”
2. Select your 3 workshops choices
3. Enter your payment details – Credit Card or School purchase order number
A receipt will be automatically generated.

The following Bank details are for EFT payments
GAL Charity Public Fund Acc
BSB: 082-902
Acct: 56435 8833

For more information please contact Jim Mead on [email protected] OR 03 9450 5321

Photos from the March 2013 Forum in Melbourne

The Narmbool Regional Toolbox for Environmental Change Forum

Bird man, Martin Scuffins, will talk about birds of prey and their importance to the environment. He will also have a sweet bird of prey there for awesome pics. Meet wendy in reception pf narmbool

We also run the Narmbool Regional Toolbox for Environmental Change Forum in partnership with DEECD and Sovereign Hill/Narmbool.

There are currently no dates available for the Narmbool Regional Toolbox. Please check back for regular updates.

In the meantime, why not find out more about Martin Scuffins who runs his own birds of prey shelter and was one of 2013’s presenters at the Narmbool Toolbox.

The Gippsland Regional Toolbox for Environmental Change Forum

There are currently no dates available for the Gippsland Regional Toolbox. Please check back for regular updates.


We will keep you up to date with any future dates for our Toolbox, but you may also wish to bookmark this page.

For further information, contact Jim Mead on 03 9450 5321.