Section 1 Environmental awareness
Review the video, TAPS NQS PLP – Embedding sustainable practices Part 3, (Long URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6BSRc_F4xk) and answer the following questions.
1.1 How does the service support the relationship between humans and animals within the environment?
1.2 How is the service supporting children to develop a sense of environmental responsibility?
1.3 How does the service evidence their connection to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture and environmental responsibility and why do they think this is important?
1.4 What community group does the service linkup with? What knowledge and skills do the children and staff gain from working with this group?
1.5 Provide two (2) examples of the ways the service supports the children’s knowledge of biodiversity.
1.6 Provide two (2) examples of how the service plans for sustainability into the curriculum.
1.7 Explain how the service commits to sustainable water usage?
1.8 Provide three (3) examples of where the natural environment is embedded into the indoor and outdoor space.
1.9 How does the service embed recycling into their everyday practices?
1.10 How does the service embed up cycling into their everyday practices?
1.11 Provide an example of how the service teaches children about waste.
1.12 How does the service integrate sustainability across all areas of practice?
1.13 If you were asked to setup an art experience in this service, what eco-friendly materials could you use?
1.14 How does the service evidence that they are facilitating eco-literacy for children?
1.15 What strategies can services embrace to support sustainable energy use?
1.16 What practices can services implement to minimise toxins in the environment? Explain three.
1.17 What did the director discuss that services can do if they are at the beginning of their journey and not knowing where to start in embedding sustainability into their service?
1.18 Who can influence sustainability change within a service?
1.19 How would you gain feedback from families and the community to influence your evaluation of environmental decisions? List the qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.
1.20 How do the key global issues relating to the environment impact at a local level (climate change, earth resource, biodiversity, ozone layer)?What can we implement in our services to minimise the impact?
1.21 How are emerging trends and research in the sector reflected in this video?