Who We Are2020-01-19T13:48:50+00:00

Our Vision

To connect through education to advance understandings and actions in relation to environmental and sustainability issues across all communities and education sectors

What We Do

  • Promote the effective use of education to help people to live more sustainably

  • Support members via professional development

  • Build strong local networks that facilitate collaboration and skill sharing

Our Management Committee

Zela Bissett is a passionate school educator in both primary and secondary schools, and completed her M. Env. Ed at Griffith University (2010).  Zela is currently working on her Ph.D. at the University of the Sunshine Coast on the topic Citizen as Activist: Understanding the Significance of John Sinclair’s Connection with K’gari (Fraser Island). As a former Earth Smart Science (ESS) facilitator, Zela has gathered data on schools in the North Coast region which had taken part in the ESS program. Zela presented this research at AAEE2018 and brought the Cooloola and Sunshine Coast EE network together in 2019. She is excited to be leading AAEE Qld Branch this year.
Ngara. Kylie Moses is a P-12 educator who completed her M.Ed at the University of the Sunshine Coast (2014) and taught curriculum, education research and “Learning for Sustainability in Schools” at USC from 2011-2017. Kylie has presented EfS research in NZ, Sweden, Indonesia and Australia, and currently teaches Year 7-9 Science. She has been involved in the AAEE Qld committee since 2015 as President and Secretary, and was appointed to the AAEE Executive Committee in late 2019. Kylie’s thesis was on Outdoor Teaching and she is an enthusiastic member of the International School Ground Alliance Leadership Committee and nature-based learning groups. Kylie works closely with Kabi Kabi, Gubbi Gubbi and Jinibara traditional owners on the Sunshine Coast to share language, indigenous ways and knowledge with her students.
AMY MACDONALDGreater Brisbane
Amy works at Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre.
Maggie was AAEE Qld President from 2018-2019. Maggie is a Marine Biologist and coordinates the award-winning Griffith University Coastal Connect Community Engagement program, Queensland Climate Week and participates in several marine climate adaptation projects across the Pacifika. Maggie has presented locally and internationally and commenced her PhD at Griffith Uni in 2020.
RUTH ZEETropical Queensland

Our Regional Branches


Gold Coast

Darling Downs

Sunshine Coast

Tropical Queensland

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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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