Not surprisingly the Brisbane region has traditionally been the stronghold of our chapter with around 35% of the membership.
The regional coordinator has worked hard to establish informal partnerships with Griffith University EcoCentre and with Brisbane based organisations including United Nations Association of Australia Queensland (UNAAQ); Brisbane Catholic Education Sustainability Steering Committee; and Earth Matters (Catholic Justice and Peace Commission).
Each year the Brisbane region hosts an Earth Day event in April.
The Darling Downs region has fewer members in comparison to other regions and is keen to hear from other members wanting to join to strengthen the network. Please contact the AAEE Queensland Secretary if you are keen to assist with environmental leadership in this region.
Each year the Darling Downs Branch of AAEE QLD Branch Inc. partners with Cobb+Co Museum and Amaroo Environmental Education Centre to host the annual Earth Day Environmental Education Expo.
Environmental education organisations on the Gold Coast range from environmental education centres to private companies who run programs for community group, schools and businesses. These programs have contributed to building capacity in skills and knowledge for a range of stakeholders in a coastal, estuarine and forest environment.
Being part of the AAEE Queensland chapter provides a number of networking opportunities for environmental educators based on the Gold Coast. Due to a high population, booming tourism industry and large events in this region, building awareness on the natural environment is a priority.
We organise a number of regional programs that support professional development and in 2018 the region will host the 20th biennial AAEE Conference, set amongst lush valleys and golden beaches.
You can keep up -to-date with conference news via the link below!
The Sunshine Coast region is home to some dynamic environmental education providers. We are also very fortunate to have an amazing variety of natural locations to explore right on our doorstep.
AAEE Sunshine Coast Branch partnered with the Sunshine Coast Council; EnviroCom and Ocean Life Education to host the 2017 Earth Day Expo.
Strong environmental education networks have been established through events such as Kids in Action, clean up days and World Environment Day. The networks are enhanced by a dedicated AAEE Sunshine Coast Facebook page.
The AAEE QLD Tropical Queensland Branch facilitates a strong network in the north that holds meetings regularly throughout the year. It has developed strong partnerships with James Cook University; Cairns Regional Council and Reef Magic.
Professional Development activities such as the Plastic Free July event which featured the movie Bag It are a highlight of the region’s program.
The Tropical Queensland Branch administers a dedicated Facebook page with over 400 followers. Connect using the button below.