The Tropical Savannas Knowledge in Schools project provides
resources and curriculum support materials for learning about, and
how to sustainably manage Australia’s tropical
The project involves the Tropical Savannas Cooperative Research
Centre and partners:
Northern Territory Department of Employment, Education and
Training, teachers and schools to develop a comprehensive and
interactive website about Tropical Savannas Knowledge that links
with the Northern Territory Curriculum Framework, VET modules and
Stage 1 and 2 SSABSA courses.
To develop an interactive website that will facilitate and
enhance teaching and learning about the sustainability of Tropical
Savannas in Australia, in collaboration with TS–CRC partners
and the Northern Territory Department of Employment, Education and
To develop links and partnerships with Education Queensland and
the Department of Education and Training, Western Australia.
To develop other resources (e.g. CD-ROM) that are identified
during the project.
To foster and facilitate maximum uptake and use of the website
through professional learning for teachers.
Currently, there are no comprehensive Northern Territory Layer 2
curriculum support materials for Northern Territory Curriculum
Framework (NTCF), Northern Territory Certificate of Education and
Vocational Education and Training relating to sustaining the
environment of northern Australia.
Tropical Savannas CRC and its 16 partners are recognised as the principle brokers of
knowledge relating to the above and related areas. The content of
the website was developed in consultation with TS–CRC
partners ensuring accuracy and reliability.
This project provides a long-term opportunity to improve
capacity for school students and teachers to sustain Australia's
tropical savannas. If students and teachers have a more
comprehensive understanding of the environment in which they live,
how it functions as well as an appreciation of the values and
perspectives about it, this will help provide a more positive
future in terms of social, economic, environmental and educational