Wyndham City offers support to schools through a number of environmental programs and initiatives.

Wyndham Teachers Environment Network (TEN)

Teachers across Wyndham get together once a term to share knowledge, experiences and skills in regard to environmental education and projects happening in schools. Wyndham City supports teachers in delivering an integrated and locally relevant sustainability curriculum. Contact Wyndham City’s Waste Education Officer on 9742 0777 or email wastewise@wyndham.vic.gov.au to sign up.

Schools Support Offerings  

  • Waste and Litter: To enquire about waste education incursions please contact Wyndham City’s Waste & Litter Education Officers on 9742 0777 or email wastewise@wyndham.vic.gov.au. 
  • Biodiversity: To enquire about excursions to the predator proof grassland exhibit at the Werribee Open Range Zoo please contact Wyndham City’s Natural Environment Officer on 9742 0777 or email enviroplanning@wyndham.vic.gov.au.
  • Sustainability: To enquire about water and energy saving incursions and excursions please contact Wyndham City’s Sustainability Officer on 9742 0777 or email sustainability@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

Videos   

We also have a range of videos for students on sustainability:

The House that Charlie Built (2-part videos)

Suitable for: 2-7 years

Charlie Silly Pants has moved into a new house but there’s a problem, the house is very sad! The bins are all sick, the creatures have left the garden, the clouds above are grumpy and it’s not a happy place to be around. The only way that Charlie can make it better is to listen to the environment around him. Throughout the show Charlie and the children will help re-build the house and garden with their “magic” green thumbs and lots of laughter of course!

The house that Charlie Built Part 1:

The house that Charlie built part 2:

Sustainability and caring for the environment

This two-part show helps children identify simple methods of recycling, respecting the environment and the part that garden creatures such as worms and bees play in maintaining a healthy world. Most importantly by actively helping to re-build the house the whole audience will have a strong understanding of what they did to make the house happy and the important part humans can play in creating a sustainable and healthy environment.

Discussion topics

  • Gardens and planting
  • Worms and Bees
  • Recycling and compost (red, yellow, green bin’s)
  • Solar energy and Tank water

Students are also welcomed to complete the colouring picture of Charlie and his sustainable house.

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