Teacher Environment Network

What is the Teacher Environment Network

Moreland Council, in partnership with CERES, hosts a quarterly Teacher Environment Network (TEN) for teachers and parents from Moreland schools.

The network enables schools to share ideas and provides teachers with information and new approaches to engaging students on a range of sustainability topics.

Each quarter the network will focus on a different area of sustainability with guest speakers and news from Council about programs that schools can get involved in. 

How to get involved

If you would like to be involved in the TEN you can go on our database to be notified about forthcoming events by completing this survey.

Register to attend the Term 4 TEN on Keeping students engaged at school or at home 

The next TEN will be held on Wednesday 2 December from 4 pm – 5.30 pm.

You must register to attend. Online registrations are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 27 November.

The topic for this session is keeping students engaged at school and at home and will explore some citizen science projects that kids can get invovled in.

Our guest speakers will be:

  • James Frazer from Melbourne Water, who will talk about the Frog Census App and other Melbourne Water programs and resources.

  • Alexandra Johnson from BirdLife Australia, who will talk about the Birds in Backyards and Birds in Schools programs, as well as the BirdData App.
  • Mark Drummond from Cool Australia, who will talk about the multitude of resources available through them.

Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions this event will be held online. Event log in details will be sent to registered participants.

For further information please contact Kelsey Smith, CERES on 9389 0100 or contact Council.

CERES Student Environment Leadership Program 2021

Funding is available for a limited number of Moreland Schools to participate in the CERES Student Environment Leadership Program (SELP) in 2021.

SELP helps develop student leadership, voice and agency through a sustainability lens. The program is delivered by CERES in two components:

  1. Student Action Incursion: this 4-hour incursion will assist students to conduct a student-led audit and develop an action plan and project, on the theme of energy, water, waste or biodiversity.
  2. Teacher Professional Learning Workshop: this whole of staff workshop is linked to the results of the student audit and is focussed on empowering students through voice, agency and leadership. The outcomes of this workshop are geared towards ResourceSmart Schools module and Star certification.

To be eligible for funding your school must be:

  • Located in the City of Moreland;
  • Ready to commence the program at the beginning of Term 1, 2021;
  • Willing to share outcomes from the program with the City of Moreland.

Expressions of Interest from schools wanting to participate are now open and will close on Friday 18 December 2020 at 3pm. You will be notified of the outcome of your application in January 2021.

For more information about the Student Environment Leadership Program please contact Kelsey Smith from CERES on kelsey.smith@ceres.org.au or by phone on 9389 0133.

Places are limited, and this funding opportunity is for one year only. Please complete the short Expression of Interest survey to register your interest in a funded place for this program in 2021.