About Little Earthies

Who we are

Little Earthies supports people to implement ecologically sustainable practices and principles in all aspects of school, home and community life. It aims to empower individuals and groups to have positive impacts on the environment and to make the world of difference at their local levels.

Little Earthies aims to include as many people as possible to build capacity in the care of our natural resources and in sustanailable productivity. It aims to share inspiration and imagination to help all people connect with our natural world with an emphasis on making a positive environmental impact.

Alice Dunlop

Founder & Director

Alice is a passionate educator, leader and innovator. She has a passion for environmental education, having worked and studied in this field for over 15 years. Alice has held various system and school leadership positions within Catholic Education and has worked at the university level with pre-service teachers with a focus on STEM engagement and catering for diverse learning needs.

Alice holds a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science with a master in Earth Science, Master of Theology and Doctorate in Philosophy. Her doctoral thesis focused on Girls and Science and their STEM career aspirations.

Alice founded Little Earthies in 2015 in South Australia and since then, the team has grown and Little Earthies is now a national consultancy service.

Alice has won various awards with the most recent being a National Fellowship Award for the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.

Little Earthies is a growing team. If you have a passion for environmental education and align to our vision and values, we would love to hear from you!

“Thank you so much for today! The staff were highly engaged and the content was fantastic- very relevant!”

Teacher

“Today’s online course was very much enjoyed by the staff. It was so well designed by Alice… easy to navigate around the site (which was curated specifically for our school), interesting content that enabled much discussion, a great balance of text and videos, ample time for discussion and to complete each section. Thank you Little Earthies for facilitating our PD today and for making it so seamless to run in an online environment”

Teacher

Services

The services of Little Earthies are flexible and adaptable in a wide variety of school, business and environmental settings. Some of our services include (but are not limited to):

  • youth leadership development
  • garden design
  • project management
  • facilitation of retreats
  • strategic planning
  • online professional learning
  • environmental management across sites
  • corporate connected wellbeing workshops

frequently asked questions

Is there an order in which you suggest I undertake the courses?

Yes, each course builds upon the last. We suggested the following order:

  1. Laudato Si & Our Call to an Integral Ecology
  2. Integrating Ecology Across the Curriculum
  3. Promoting Capabilities through an Ecological Lens
  4. Developing a Whole School Approach to Ecological Thinking and Faith in Action

How much do the courses cost?

$125 each
Bulk enrolment can be offered at a discounted rate post 10 enrolments. This suits whole school staff enrolment.

How do I pay for the courses?

These courses can be paid on the website via SQUARE payments. An invoice can be generated upon request.

Do I need to complete them in a specific time frame?

No, as these courses are self-guided you can come and go and they will be open until you have completed all sessions.

Are the courses self-guided or are their set times for engagement?

There is no live element so the courses can be undertaken at a time that suits you.

Is there any live engagement?

No, the courses are self-guided

What assessment requirements are there?

Each course contains 4-5 sessions. At the end of each session, there is a reflective question to answer. In the final session, you are asked to submit a longer reflection or learning activity.

How do I know what categories the courses relate to in terms of accreditation?

These categories are listed on the home page of each course. The codes will also be generated on your final certificate.

Is there discount of a large number of staff want to enrol?

Yes, we do offer bulk enrolment discounts. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Can assessments be undertaken collaboratively if one of my colleagues is also doing the course?

We always encourage collaborative learning. You may wish to work together, however, each person will need to register for a personalised certificate to be generated.

Can I come back to the course once I start it?

Yes, you will just need to log in.

How do I access my completed course certificate?

Log into your account, click on the completed course. If your course has been marked and considered successfully completed you will see a ‘Download Certificate’ button.

Please note: you must take the evaluation survey in order to receive your certificate. In some cases you may need to go back to the survey page and click the ‘complete’ button at the bottom. If you have already taken the survey you do not need to complete it again.

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