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Working for Sustainability in Queensland

By joining AAEE you automatically become a member of the Queensland Chapter which puts you closer to your fellow members.

Networking is facilitated by a group of passionate and committed leaders in each of our five regional branches.

We conduct regional Professional Development and networking activities throughout the year, across the state with a focus on activities for Earth Day on 22 April and World Environment Day on 5 June.

We share information on AAEE Biennial Conferences and other events organised by AAEE members across Australia in our monthly e-news and AAEE Queensland social media posts.

Membership Benefits

AAEE Queensland members get these benefits (and more!):

  • Discounted conferences, workshops and events

  • Access to the latest Australian research in the Australian Journal of Environmental Education

  • A Quarterly member publication, ozEEnews

  • Monthly environmental education industry e-news

  • Access to a private Members’ site for industry resources

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Environmental Educator of the Year Award

AAEE rewards its members for their significant efforts in the areas of environmental education and education for sustainability. Queensland Chapter members have been past recipients of this national award.

  • 2017: Jo-Anne Ferreira

  • 2016: Noeleen Rowntree

  • 2011: Cam Mackenzie

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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.

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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.

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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!
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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.

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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.

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For me, being an AAEE QLD member means being connected to my peers and what is happening in environmental education for sustainability across Australia.

Kylie Moses, AAEE QLD Secretary

Over the years I have been lucky enough to link up with some eminent environmental educators around the world and despite many job and sector changes, including living overseas, I have remained a loyal AAEE member.

Hilary Macleod, Vice President, AAEE

The Association is not just for teachers…it is for everyone in the community interested in, involved in, education about the environment, in the environment and for the environment

Anon, ozEEnews, 1980

Joining AAEE was the best thing I did back in the day! It quickly got me connected with interesting, likeminded people – many of whom remain friends and colleagues.

Julie Davis, Adjunct Professor, QUT

As a teacher, being a member of AAEE has opened doors, continued to inspire and renew me and to connect with some amazing people.

Paul Hemphill, Year 6 Teacher

I found inspiration and a close network of passionate educators who are putting their efforts towards creating change and capacity for the natural environment in Queensland

Maggie Muurmans, Griffith Centre for Coastal Management

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Our annual membership cycle runs from 1 October to 30 September
Members who join mid-year will need to renew at the start of the new membership cycle

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