Outdoor Classroom

This on demand session will look at what the outdoor classroom is and its numerous benefits. It will look at the need to embrace outdoor learning now more than ever, as well as hearing from educators on their experiences with teaching outdoors at school and at CERES nature park.

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$840* – Concession available – ACFE subsidised course placements are available. The cost for ACFE Eligible participants is $88.


This eight-session course will run on the following dates in 2023: Fri 14 Jul – 1 Sep

This on demand professional development will provide an introduction into learning outdoors and using its benefits to improve student wellbeing. It will look at how to put outdoor learning into practice within your school context.

This eight-week course explores different approaches to environmental education through different topic areas such as:

  • Connecting, sharing knowledge and building skills
  • Learning from traditional knowledge and indigenous perspectives
  • Energy, climate change, renewables and advocacy
  • Circular economy and ZERO waste
  • Nature connection, biodiversity, and regenerative food systems
  • Water use and quality, and urban design
  • System change, behaviour change, and community engagement
  • Industry practice, pathways, and stories

Each session has been crafted to involve the learner in the topic. Participants will have the opportunity to invent, practice, and play with the topics they have learned.

Sessions 1 – 6 (see course content section below) have been designed for special interest, individual professional learning days for teachers who can’t commit to the full short course. Cost is $150 per person, per session. Refer to the course content below for session links to more information and booking options.

Course length:
Eight sessions – 10am-4pm

This eight-week course explores different approaches to environmental education:

  • Session 1 – Heart Connections and Traditional Wisdom
    Part A – Connecting, Sharing Knowledge and Building Skills
    Part B – Learning from Traditional Knowledge
  • Session 2 – Water Use and Quality, and Urban Design
  • Session 3 – Nature Connection, Biodiversity & Sustainable Food Systems
  • Session 4 – ZERO Waste and Circular Systems
  • Session 5 – Energy, Climate Change, Renewables and Advocacy
  • Session 6 – System Change, Behaviour Change and Community Engagement
  • Session 7 – Industry Practice, Pathways, and Stories
  • Session 8 – Graduation and Presentation Day

** A certificate of participation will be issued upon completion of at least 75% of the course

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