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Education for Sustainability

Education for Sustainability Central Australian Network (EFSCAN)

EFSCAN is a local network of organisations and individuals working to support and advocate for the development of environmental and sustainability education in Central Australia, facilitated by the Arid Lands Environment Centre.

Become a member of EFSCAN and you will become part of a local network that brings together people interested in promoting and fostering education for sustainability in our community.


  • provides a forum for sharing ideas to facilitate the development of effective environmental and sustainability programs.
  • provides a forum where achievements in environmental and sustainability programs can be showcased.
  • conducts locally based professional development opportunities for members to stimulate and foster excellence in sustainability education.
  • provides opportunities to be involved in the development of locally relevant learning resources and programs to address sustainability and environmental issues.

EFSCAN members receive up-to-date news about environmental education programs and events through regular e-bulletins.

EFSCAN membership is free! If you are interested in joining EFSCAN or if you would like further information, please contact us at: [email protected]

EFSCAN is the Territory Contact for the Australian Association of Environmental Educators (AAEE) Australia’s peak professional body for Environmental Educators.

EFSCAN Excursion Guides

EFSCAN has produced two local excursion guides for schools and is currently producing a third. The excursion guides are available to local schools encouraging self-driven and facilitated tours of local sustainability sites, providing educational activities at each site.

You can download the Solar Power in Alice Springs Excursion Guide here. This guide provides information and educational activities on solar energy in Alice Springs. 

There are a number of activities that can be downloaded to accompany the guide:

Solar Activity 1: Where does your electricity come from?

Solar Activity 2: Tracking Team

Solar Activity 3: Technology Team

Solar Activity 4: Silicon Crystal Team

Solar Activity 5: Energy Transfer and Transmission

Solar Activity 6: Embodied Energy

Solar Activity 7: Concentrated Solar PV

You can download the Community Garden Excursion Guide here. This guide provides information and educational activities on local food production at the Alice Springs Community Garden.

You can download Waste Wise in Alice which examines waste and waste management in Alice Springs here.