Living SustainablyIssue 1 - Dec 2005
The Nature Conservation Council of NSW's (NCC) EASE program aims to support non-government environment groups throughout NSW through enhancement and coordination of education activities. The program will focus on the Nature Conservation Council's 120 member groups by providing opportunities for sharing experiences, skills building and supporting education efforts.
The first major communications phase of the project has been completed. All member groups have been contacted via an NCC Education newsletter, and have received an invitation to participate in the project. Telephone surveys to identify what role education plays within the groups, what barriers they face and how NCC can assist have also been conducted with two-thirds of the member groups participating. Planning for the development of NCC's website as a major communication tool with member groups has also commenced.
The next stage in the project will involve running a series of workshops with member groups throughout the State. The workshops will focus on the development of particular skills, discussion on the role of education and best practices, and an opportunity to share experiences and provide support to one another.