Education Overview

Welcome to the Education section of the website. The Fire Education materials and resources provided here have been designed to support educators – early childhood, primary and secondary – to explore a range of issues associated with fire. As many communities in Gippsland have faced, and will continue to face a range of challenges, disruption and loss associated with fire, the topic of Fire Education is becoming increasingly recognised as an important element of teaching and learning. Even though communities can experience fire differently, the materials and resources here will support Gippsland teachers to confidently engage in fire-related issues and topics with their students.

Electronic resources

  • Cultural burning and the Australian Landscape Associate Professor Michael-Shawn Fletcher, explains the history and importance of cultural burning as part of Australian landscape management.
  • Disaster Resilience Conference National School Award celebrates initiatives to strengthen community resilience to disasters and is open to all public and private pre-school, primary and secondary schools.
  • FireThrive is a “newly created not-for-profit group with a collective interest in addressing social and environmental issues through human-centred design, storytelling, and interactive technology. We want to help every Australian build their resilience to worsening bushfire and climate conditions, through immersive storytelling across many formats”.

Teaching resources:

Curriculum materials

Curriculum Materials: Fire, Climate change & Indigenous Australians by Cool Australia