A program of the Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW Chapter

What is Take Me Outside NSW?

Take Me Outside NSW aims to get kids across NSW playing and learning outdoors, connecting with nature and gaining knowledge about their environment through hands-on projects. These projects can take place on their school grounds or in a local park, community garden, bushland reserve, creek, river or beach. 

Take Me Outside NSW offers a FREE 'one-stop shop' for teachers and educators to plan, deliver and evaluate their long-term, outdoor, environmental project. Find out what else we offer you.

Community groups, state government, local councils and non-government organisations are also invited to pledge their support to help schools participate in Take Me Outside NSW projects.

Pledge your Support

Join the other local councils, community groups, landholders and more who are supporting Take Me Outside projects with space, expertise or resources

Register your Project

Schools, early learning centres, sports teams and other groups with kids regularly enrolled can register their Take Me Outside project here

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Registered Supporters

See the list of the terrific organisations who have pledged their support for Take Me Outside NSW!

Sustainable Schools NSW

Sustainable Schools NSW is a key support program for NSW schools embedding sustainability projects

Return and Earn

Take Me Outside NSW is proudly partnering with Return and Earn, the largest litter reduction initiative ever introduced in NSW. Eligible containers collected through litter clean ups can be recycled through the Returrn and Earn program and funds raised can be used to support other TMO projects! Sign up to be a Return and Earn school today!

Environmental and Zoo Education Centres (EZEC's)

Environmental and zoo education centres (EZEC's) are NSW public schools staffed by trained teachers located across the state. They support schools by providing resources, professional development, excursions and more.

Community Programs

There are loads of great community-based environmental programs and organisations that you can partner with to run your Take Me Outside NSW project.

Environmental Events

Building environmental days and events into your Take Me Outside NSW project allows you to tap into even more resources and support. There are many existing events and programs that can help support your project provide expertise, resources or inspiration for you

Other Useful Resources

Templates, guides, case studies and more to help you on your way!

Citizen Science Programs

Integrating Citizen Science into your Take Me Outside NSW project not only helps you to gather data, it also means you will be contributing to Australia’s scientific understanding of environmental issues. Find out how you can link into current projects

Early Childhood

Engaging young children in an ecocentric worldview

This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust and is brought to you by the Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW Chapter (AAEE NSW).

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