Australian Association of Environmental Education National Conference 2006 (AAEE 2006)

Venue: Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School

Location: Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia

Event Date/Time: Oct 03, 2006 End Date/Time: Oct 06, 2006
Registration Date: Oct 06, 2006
Early Registration Date: Sep 04, 2006
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The AAEE 2006 Conference will be held in Bunbury, located in the top biodiversity hotspot in Australia - the fragile and exquisite South-West of Western Australia. The conference mission is to provide a rich, inclusive conference which weaves together a wide range of perspectives, methods and approaches for a sustainable future. Three themes have been selected: Learning Sustainability Biodiversity Education Sustaining Futures.

The conference has engaged a brilliant ensemble of keynote speakers who are acknowledged leaders in their fields, plus you will have the opportunity to attend presentations from a selection of more than 150 speakers and workshop facilitators.
The program will showcase a wide variety of innovative programs and initiatives, from school and community-based to state and nation-based. They all focus on local solutions to global problems applied with creative, caring hands. Further, a huge number of innovative approaches to creating a sustainable future will be explained and workshopped, including case studies of sustainable schools projects, very high quality research project discussions, a working model river system, stories from early childhood, marine and coastal education programs, an international environmental education stream of papers, and many others.

Highlights of the conference will be:

a Council of Elders will be meeting daily to answer key questions associated with the day themes. This is being chaired by Ms Jo Vallentine, who will report daily on the discussions.

A Council of Youth will be meeting and reporting regularly to provide creative wisdoms in response to key questions associated with the day themes.

Each parallel stream will be chaired by a stream keynote presenter, who will develop a summary of key points raised by the presenters and audience. Where possible, outcomes from particular streams will be aligned to the development of the new National Action Plan to ensure relevant and best possible input.
You will return from the conference feeling inspired, motivated, creative, knowledgeable and full of hope in the creation of a sustaining future for our children.