Bournda Environmental Education Centre

Bournda Environmental Education Centre (Bournda EEC) is operated by the Department of Education and is located in Bournda National Park on the Far South Coast of NSW; an ideal setting for the delivery of environmental education programs. 

The staff at Bournda EEC assist teachers to plan and conduct field trips for students from Kindergarten to Year 12, which are designed to specifically target KLA outcomes. Programs can be tailored to meet your school’s needs or may be chosen from our featured programs covering a wide range of KLA’s. Popular recreation programs are also available to support the PD/H/PE syllabus.

More information email Jules Donne: julie.donne2@det.nsw.edu.au or Phone BEEC:  (02) 64945009

Bournda Environmental Education Centre runs Waste Education Program for CRJO (Canberra Region Joint Organisation) and schools across all the member councils are invited to participate in waste education programs aimed at reducing the amount of waste schools and their communities send to landfill.

Check out some of the schools that have been working on waste education programs with BEEC and CRJO here.
Snowy Monaro Regional Schools working on Waste Education Programs


Snowy Mountains Grammar School 
School Waste Audit in Term 3, 2016.

Tavia Taylor - Junior School teacher, The Garden Club and Edwina Lowe from Council ran a waste audit, sorting waste from recycling, weighing and calculating totals. 

The students are now working on starting a worm farm at the school so that they can collect organic food scraps. They are also running a ‘plastic free’ day to educate the rest of the school community about sustainability at their school.


Cooma North Public School

Introduction To Composting Education Morning  in Term 4, 2016.

Education visit to introduce Stage 1, 2 and 3 (338 students) to composting within the school.

Council donated kitchen caddies to all classrooms and a compost bin to the school. The students are going to collect their food scraps and send them to the newly created vegetable garden where they will be composted.


Michelago Public School

Worm Farm Education Visit in Term 4, November 2016

Council visited Michelago Public School and presented them with a brand new Worm Farm, an organic bin and a tube of worms. This donation is part of Council's continuing support of regional schools Going Green.

While presenting the school with these new products, the education officer talked with the 32 students (of all ages) over an hour, about how to take care of their new worm farm and the environment. 



St. Patrick's Parish School, Cooma

"Working with Waste" Program in Term 1,  February 2017.


Year 5 students from St. Patrick’s Parish School in Cooma took part in the ‘Working with Waste’ program in Term 1, 2017.  Students took on the challenge of running a waste audit of the playground rubbish bins. 

The class, led by one super keen student, are now looking to come up with an action plan for the school.


Berridale Public School
"Waste Audit" in Term 2, June 2017

All students from K – 6 were involved in the day. Students from K-3 worked with Jules and Edwina and learnt all about waste audits and played the waste audit game. 

The year 4 – 6 students then sorted their way through two wheelie bins of playground rubbish dividing it into recyclable materials, organic waste and landfill and then presented it to the rest of the school.

Well done Berridale students and teachers!