Sustainability Education Portal Launched

The Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (what a mouthful!), has recently added an Education Portal to their website, with entry points for students and teachers, though the information reached doesn’t seem to be significantly different for the two groups.

Categories include Sustainable Living, Biodiversity, Marine, Heritage, Land, Water, Parks, Indigenous Australians, Antarctica, Waster and Pollution, Atmosphere and Laws & Regulations.

There is information to be found through the portal for students from preschool right through to adult, but there’s no way of finding pages appropriate for individual age groups aside from searching through the categories to see what’s there.

The Antarctic Environment (for 2-4 players)To be fair, this is a portal and contains links to information across a range of websites, which makes it tricky to organise in multiple ways, or to keep in depth tabs on what’s new and what’s changed.

Personally, I was intrigued by a series of printable puzzles and games designed by Coral Tulloch, author and illustrator of children’s books, who travelled to Antarctica as part of the Arts Fellowship program.