A program of the Australian Association for Environmental Education NSW Chapter

Project Ideas

You might already have your own idea for your Take Me Outside NSW project, and are sure that it has on-the-ground environmental benefits to your chosen project site. However, if you're a bit stuck, see our five questions below to get some ideas.

Got unused outdoor space?
  • Plant a native garden with trees, shrubs, groundcovers and grasses to increase biodiversity in your school
  • Plant a veggie and flower garden to provide habitat for bees and other insects and increase biodiversity in your school
  • Build a frog pond to provide habitat and increase biodiversity in your school
  • Install bird baths to improve their habitat values of your school's gardens
Got limited outdoor space?
  • Do litter clean ups of the playground to reduce stormwater pollution and protect biodiversity in your local waterways
  • Set up a recycling system to reuse resources such as metal, plastic and paper and reduce waste going to landfill
  • Set up a composting system and/or worm farms to reduce food waste to landfill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Want to head offsite?
  • Work with Council or Landcare to plant native species and remove weeds in your local park or bushland reserve to improve habitat and biodiversity
  • Work with Council to do litter clean ups of your local creek, river or beach to reduce pollution and protect biodiversity
  • Partner with your local Community Garden to grow veggies and flowers to provide habitat for bees and other insects and increase local biodiversity
Got bushland in your grounds?
  • Plant native trees, groundcovers and grasses to increase the habitat and biodiversity of your school's bushland
  • Remove weeds to improve the health and biodiversity of your school's bushland
  • Build a frog pond to improve the habitat and biodiversity of your school's bushland
  • Install bird and/or mammal nest boxes to improve the habitat of your school's bushland
  • Install bird baths to improve the habitat of your school's bushland
Got a creek in your grounds?
  • Plant native trees, shrubs, groundcovers and grasses to improve the water quality, habitat and biodiversity of your school's watercourse
  • Remove weeds to improve the water quality, habitat and biodiversity of your school's watercourse

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