ResourceSmart Schools is a free program offered by Sustainability Victoria that supports Victorian schools to embed sustainability across the school facilities, community and curriculum, while saving resources and money for the school.
Schools join the program, then have access to an online portal (ResourceSmart Schools online), where they learn and practice ways to integrate sustainability. The ResourceSmart Schools program has 5 modules- Core, Energy, Water, Biodiversity and Waste.
'i sea, i care' ambassador program
The Dolphin Research Institute (DRI) ‘i sea, i care’ ambassador program is designed for students in Years 5 and 6. Four students from each school are chosen to be Ambassadors for the year. They will learn about our bays and waterways, and the many issues facing them. Through four peer-teaching workshops, the Ambassadors develop the skills and self-confidence to pass their knowledge on to their peers and wider school community.
Schools and kindergartens can become collection points for items that are usually not recyclable or are hard to recycle. A range of free collections are available, and some will reward sites for their efforts. To learn more, visit Terracycle.
Planet Ark offers a range of programs and resources, including printer cartridge recycling, Schools Tree Day and National Recycling Week.
Access our free biodiversity and green living colouring sheets for kids. Simply download, print and colour at home!
- Southern Brown Bandicoot colouring sheet
- Wetland wildlife colouring sheet
- Creek ecosystem colouring sheet
- Green living colouring sheets
Check out our kids’ web series on Casey’s biodiversity. This series showcases the animals you might find when out and about in Casey, as well as what is in your backyard! Head to the City of Casey YouTube channel to view all 5 episodes.
Sustainability for educators
Engage your students and school community in sustainability and waste related issues with our curriculum-aligned lesson plans and accompanying student resources.
- Rubbish or Recycling lesson plan (Foundation – Level 2)
- Recycling Researchers lesson plan (Level 3-6)
- Recycle Right student worksheets (Foundation – Level 6
- School bin posters
- Build your own Recycle Right Kit
- Recycling quiz
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Thousands of free curriculum-linked resources and lesson plans on a huge range of sustainability topics.
- Cool Australia
- ABC education
- The Dolphin Research Institute (DRI) ‘i sea, i care’ ambassador program
Paid incursions and excursions
Visit these websites for more information.