Environmental Education for Schools Grant

The Environmental Education for Schools Grant funds incursions and excursions for primary and secondary schools in Cockburn. The grant is for education for sustainability and schools receive tailored environmental education programs. Contact the City to discuss your application.

About the Environmental Education for Schools Grant

The Environmental Education for Schools Grant provides funding for activities to be delivered and facilitated by professionals in the field of environmental education for sustainability.

Environmental Education for Schools Grant FAQs

Who can apply?

Primary and secondary schools in the City of Cockburn are eligible to apply. Applicants must address the following criteria:

  • Must be a school within the City of Cockburn
  • A teacher or group of teachers must be  nominated as a point of contact and to coordinate the funded activities. The City of Cockburn will provide assistance but will not coordinate the funded program. The school must acknowledge shared responsibility for the program with Council
  • Demonstrate a commitment to incorporating environmental / sustainability principles into the school and local community, through existing school activities and participation in school, local or state programs.
When can I apply?

Applications are invited annually from all schools in the City of Cockburn and the annual funding round closes in April each year.

What is funded?

The grant funds workshops, activities or presentations delivered by external environmental educators. A list of educators is provided for applicants to choose from, but you can suggest alternative educators. Successful applicants receive up to $1,000 towards environmental education activities. The amount awarded will depend on the workshops the applicant nominates and the number of applications received.

Application process and timeframe

All applicants will be advised whether their application for funding has been successful or unsuccessful. If you have been successful, we will send you a Letter of Offer and a Conditions of Funding form which we ask you to sign and we may stipulate some conditions. Once we have received your acceptance you will receive your funding, together with an Acquittal form.

You must return the Acquittal form with all relevant information once you have completed your project. 

What happens once the grant has been spent?

Once the workshops and presentations have been delivered we need to hear from you. You need to return the Acquittal form with copies of all receipts. Any unused funds must be returned. If your project has not been completed in the proposed year timeframe, you need to let us know. Extensions may be granted and we may be able to assist you if there are difficulties.

Environmental education incursions 

Schools may choose from one of the following environmental educators, or nominate one of their own:

  • Bush Wisdom: Reptiles and Bush Survival - Learn about local reptiles living around Cockburn, snake awareness and bush survival skills (live animals on display)
  • Natsync Environmental: Microbats - Video based presentation with numerous quirky facts and photos of bats (live animals subject to availability)
  • Spineless Wonders: The ‘not so small’ invertebrates and insects that live around us (live animals on display)
  • Captain Clean Up: Be amazed by Captain Clean-up and see how he makes recycling and waste management exciting for all
  • REMIDA Recycled Materials Workshop: Learn how to make amazing crafts and useful accessories from recycled materials
  • Science Alive: Discover new ways to make science experiments fun for all involved.

Environmental education excursions 

Schools may wish to undertake an excursion to the following centres in Cockburn:

Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre

Leave the school grounds behind and enter the underwater world of wetlands and water conservation. Many activities on offer ranging from macro-invertebrate and water quality sampling to bird surveying and much more. View the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre page for more information.

Native ARC

Meet the local animals undergoing rehabilitation and learn about wildlife caring.View the Native ARC page for more information.

More information and contact

You must contact the Environmental Education Officer to discuss your application before you submit it to the City on 08 9411 3444 or at customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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