The Enviro-Stories program is focussed on being an easy process to participate, whether you are a student, teacher or sponsor. Yet we know there are some burning questions out there that you want the answers to quickly, without having to make contact with an actual person. So we have made it easy for you to find the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
For all enquiries related to the current programs please contact Peter Coleman (Enviro-Stories Coordinator) on 0411 729 444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Peter can refer you to other local contacts as required.
Stories will be professionally published and distributed to schools in the region the program is being run.
Yes, check out the Curriculum and Syllabus links here.
No, the sponsored programs are free to participate as all costs are covered by our fantastic sponsors. School participating in a Solo project will incur publishing fees that are negotiated with the Enviro-Stories Coordinator.
A story template with attached entry form is made available to registered teachers/schools. This template should be used as the basis for each page of the entry/s.
Illustrations can be in the form of drawings, photos or collage.
It is encouraged to use the template wherever practical – the layout on the template has been chosen as the best size proportion for publishing the final stories. If however you choose to move away from the template, then we ask that you make sure all illustrations are on A4 paper in a portrait layout and that text is kept separate to the image. Please do not paste text into the image.
The program is open to all combinations of groups (small or whole classes) or individuals. We strongly recommend small groups of 3 to 5 students as this makes the process quicker in the classroom, as there are more contributions to the one story. Individual students love getting their very own book published, but we understand that this can take a lot of class time. The size and arrangement of how you run the program in your classroom is up to you.
It is encouraged that all students from those with learning difficulties to gifted students are given the opportunity to participate. It is the process of learning and transferring that knowledge to others that is the most important concept of the Enviro-Stories Education Program. For example, see the book “Animals of the Gippsland Lakes” which was prepared by students who have a range of learning and physical disabilities and attend East Gippsland Specialist School.
If you couldn’t find an answer to your question, don’t despair! We can answer any question you have about the program and if it is useful to others, we can include your question and our answer on the website.