Environmental education up the track 


An opportunity to hear some of Australia’s leading environmental educators is set to draw crowds to the 2008 Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) National Conference.

The 15th Biennial National Conference, Environmental education up the track: Hot topics for our community, will allow attendees to participate in discussions on how Australia can move forward to educate for a more sustainable future.

The conference, to be held on Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus from 9-12 July, will feature the University’s Dr Linda Ford and Associate Professor Michael Christie among the keynote speakers.

The four-day conference will discuss a sustainable future through three key themes: communities make the system, trans-cultural communication, and beyond rhetoric- improving our capacity.

Dr Christie said the conference would bring together the nation’s premier environmental and sustainability experts in the country’s most fitting setting.

“Darwin is uniquely positioned as a crossroad for diverse experiences in tropical Australia,” he said.

“For those not able to travel to the conference, organisers have provided a range of flexible ways to connect to the forum virtually from their home base.”

The Australian Association for Environmental Education provides a forum for professionals interested in environmental education to come together, network and share their knowledge and expertise. It also serves to represent the environmental education fraternity in national discussions and debates.

For more information on the AAEE conference or to register your attendance visit www.cdu.edu.au/ehs/AAEE