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Illawarra Sports High School Yr 12 Earth and Environmental Science student Jaimee shared her HSC major artwork with the IEEC last week. The name is of the artwork "Inconvenience". Jaimee's interpretation of the environment and expression through her art is inspirational. Materials: watercolour, ink, cling wrap, plastic bags, foil, gel […]

"Inconvenience" Inspired Environmental Expression





Students from the Shoalhaven had the opportunity to get close and personal with Port Jacksons at Greenfields Beach Over the two days some 250 pupils from Vincentia High, Vincentia Public, Jervis Bay Primary and Sanctuary Point Public schools took part in Project Shark, a Taronga Zoo initiative designed to encourage […]

Shark Day





Experience the diversity is the mission statement of the Illawarra Environmental Education Centre. This statement is in accord with our focus upon experiential learning in and about the environment. See the students video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNw4xybPtcU Kangaroo Valley Public School Years 5 and 6 students are to be congratulated for their wonderful participation, […]

Experience the Diversity



Check out the students tour created using Google Tour Builder to create a virtual tour embedding annotated photos and narratives at each location. (Use Safari to view in 3D) https://goo.gl/v0TtF6 The Aboriginal Environmental Experience aims to provide students with an authentic opportunity to experience and gain knowledge on integral parts […]

Sharing Culture


Illawarra and Bournda Environmental Education Centre helped deliver an important message to more than 400 primary school students at the annual Queanbeyan Environmental exhibition at the Queanbeyan show ground on the Friday 16th October. Most students arrived by bus and after a Welcome to Country were treated excellent performance by […]

Queanbeyan Student Workshops


Cauliflowers and broccoli as big as basketballs may be some kids worst nightmares, but not the green-fingered garden crew at Warrawong Primary. Students from K-6 have been exploring the bountiful and beautiful Permaculture garden at their school, getting their hands in the soil, harvesting the produce and even selling it […]

Warrawong PS Vegetable Garden




Illawarra Sports High School Stage 6 Earth and Environmental Science students visited the Illawarra Environmental Education Centre to investigate introduced species at Killalea State Park. The target species for the students' research was Bitou Bush. Students are commended for their application and teamwork exhibited in their investigations which included practical […]

iMovie Captures Introduced Species




“The judging panel was impressed with the diverse range of nominations – from large-scale inner-city developments to small but remarkable regional projects – that underscore sustainability as a strategic business opportunity,” Green Globe Awards Judging Panel Chair, Robin Mellon said. ·         The Green Globe Awards are the leading environmental awards […]

IEEC Makes Finals of Green Globe Awards


Smiths Hill HS Yr 11 Biology recently worked with the IEEC team for a fantastic day in and around Minnamurra River as part of their coursework investigating Local Ecosystems. Students used aerial photos to describe natural and built features of the landscape. Working as a team they identified and described […]

Smiths Hill HS Senior Biology


Year 11 Biology students were treated to a lesson on boomerang throwing by Laddy Timberey as part of their recent Biology excursion to the mangroves adjacent to the Lady Denman Museum. The students had worked in groups to identify key plant and animal species. This was then followed by investigations […]

Lady Denman Provides an Aboriginal Perspective



lake High Year 11 Senior Science students have just finished a great day investigating and paddling on Minnamurra River. Students used aerial photos to describe natural and built features of the landscape. Working as a team they identified and described key plants and animals of the mangroves and saltmarsh. Once […]

Lake Illawarra Senior Science Paddling Minnamurra River





Year 11 Biology Local Ecosystems Kanahooka HS Yr 11 Biology commenced enjoyed a fantastic day in and around Minnamurra River. Students used aerial photos to describe natural and built features of the landscape. Working as a team they identified and described key plants and animals of the mangroves and saltmarsh. […]

Year 11 Biology









Year 2 students visited Killalea State Park as part of their Local Places and Water Works programs being run at school. The excursion gave students an opportunity to explore and learn about the various environments in the park and how water has been used. A model of Killalea Lagoon was […]

Shellharbour Primary School







The IEEC worked with a wonderful group of students recently to support a Leadership camp for students in the Eurobodalla area. The day 1 program included leadership talks by secondary students, peer support activities, recreation time and a night time talent quest. Day 2 the students participated in a variety […]

Leadership Camp





Albion Park Rail PS staff undertook a day of Aboriginal cultural immersion on Monday 29th April. The day started with a visit to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Wollongong. The second half of the day staff were on site at Killalea State Park. KSP management organised for Aboriginal elder Dootch […]

Connecting with Country











Two hundred Cabramatta HS students Jane teachers joined the IEEC team for a day of first hand investigations of coastal process investigation and observation of human impacts upon Warilla Beach. Students can use this blog to access theIEEC website for background information, annotated shoots, links to other useful websites band […]

Cabramatta HS at Warilla Beach



150 Warilla HS students and teachers visited Killalea State Park for a day of art in the park. Students worked in groups as they rotated between the beach, rainforest, lookouts and an Aboriginal art activity. The IEEC were fortunate to secure the assistance of their Aboriginal Education Officer Anthony Moore. […]

Art in the Park



Wednesday 20th March the IEEC team had the pleasure of assisting Smiths Hill HS Year 10 Geography to examine natural processes involved in the formation of coastal dune systems and the impact and management of the dunes. All students were assisted examined and reported upon the stages of dune reconstruction and […]

Smiths Hill HS Coastal Geography



The IEEC team had the pleasure of assisting Warilla HS Year 11 Biology with their investigations of a local ecosystem, the mangroves of MInnamurra River. Students researching extra resources to help with their assessment task should go to: http://www.illawarra-e.schools.nsw.edu.au/New_ieec/11_-_12.html This link to our website has student work samples, mangrove images […]

Minnamurra Mangroves Visit by Warilla HS



It was a cool clear morning with a hint of Autumn in the air as Kanahooka High School's Year 11 Biology students started their day of scientific investigations in the mangroves around Minnamurra Bridge boat ramp. The students accompanied by Mr. Stewart were keen and jumped into the work, matching […]

Kanahooka HS Year 11 Local Ecosystems


On Friday 8th March two year 11 Biology classes from Keira High School spent a day exploring the mangroves at Minnamurra River. They arrived via train and walked down to meet Jill and John at the boat ramp. The students were tasked with completing all their work on site, in […]

Mangrove Mania




On Wednesday 13th March we had a wonderful day with Albion Park PS Years 1 & 2. Four classes visited Blackbutt Reserve for a day of investigating mini beasts. Some of the highlights of the day were: .... hiking to the lagoon to go dip netting for mini beasts; .... […]

Mini Beasts for Stage 1



Hurlstone year 9 Geography worked with the IEEC team over two days enabling students through first hand investigations of natural processes influencing coastal geomorphology and human impacts upon Warilla beach. Students applied themselves to first hand geography skills which included transects, mapping, identifying longshore drift, dune reconstruction and revegetation and […]

Hurlstone HS Coastal Geography



Dapto HS Year 10 Geography investigated natural processes influencing coastal geomorphology and human impacts between Windang and Warilla. Students applied themselves to first hand geography skills which included transects, mapping, identifying longshore drift, dune reconstruction and revegetation and critical appraisal of issues facing coastal dunes and management strategies. Students demonstrated […]

Coastal Geography






Friday 15th February was a wonderful day with Year 5 students from Minnamurra PS meeting IEEC staff at the boat ramp for a fun day of Science and canoeing. Students identified and described mangrove plants and animals through first had observations. This work was linked to classroom studies of the […]

Mangrove Mysteries for Year 5