Wagga Wagga City Council employs educators across many areas of council from civic and citizenship, environmental services to the cultural facilities. Below is a scroll down list of education venues and contact details. If you a planning to visit us make the most of your day and investigate the many education facilities and programs we have to offer.
Educating the community to live more sustainably focuses on promoting behaviour change that will reduce our impact on the environment; encouraging better habits for both the environment and to save money. Programs to promote environmental and sustainability initiatives include the Schools' Sustainability Challenge, Urban Salinity Guides, Clean Up Australia Day, National Tree Day, EnviroMentors, The Great Green Challenge and Little Greenie Grants. A member of the Environmental Sustainability Team is available to conduct school talks - either in the classroom or in the field. Various topics can be covered, use the contact below to discuss ideas.
Sustainability Education Officer
Tel: 6926 9511 or 0428 606 933
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Stimulating Education and Public Programs activities and events are organised for all ages including workshops, artist's talks, lectures, guided tours, concerts, performances and special activities. The Mural Project is also run as a special program for schools in the district. The Gallery liaises with schools in the city and region to develop effective programs linked with the school curriculum. The Gallery produces educational materials to support these programs and to provide further access to, and enjoyment of the exhibition experience. Guided tours with the Gallery's Trained Volunteer Gallery Guides can be arranged by appointment.
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Wagga Wagga City Library
The Wagga Wagga City Library has a diverse collection of resources for students of all stages, with specialised School Certificate and HSC study guides in a range of subject areas. The Library also has substantial online collections which are accessible 24/7 with a current library card, including: encyclopaedias; science, health, literature, legal and medical databases and full text online newspapers and magazines.
We also offer tailored tours, programmes and events for students of all stages to meet the educational and recreational needs of our school community. To ensure a great experience and to put a smile on the faces of your students, teachers and library staff, it is essential that bookings are made two weeks in advance.
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Museum of the Riverina
The Museum of the Riverina provides an extensive and dynamic range of educational programs and resources relevant to students of all ages. These programs and resources address learning outcomes across a variety of key learning areas including HSIE, Science and Technology, Creative Arts and PDHPE.
Explore Wagga Wagga and the Riverina through many fascinating stories, memories and collections at our two great sites. At the Museum every object has a story to tell. Our dedicated education team and curriculum based education programs will captivate your student's imagination and bring these stories to life.
Tina de Jong
Museum Education and Public Programs Officer
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Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
This years program provides a great mix of theatre & drama. We welcome back some theatre companies who have been to Wagga Wagga in the past and some great new companies. Many of the productions have teacher resources kits available and the Theatre in conjunction with the touring groups will also be scheduling theatre talks and workshops to enhance the experience for all students. Please check the Civic Theatre website regularly for updates. The Civic Theatre looks forward to working together with schools in 2010 to ensure the process when hiring the theatre or attending shows is made smoother and easier for all those involved.
Information & Discovery Centre, Botanic Gardens Wagga Wagga
Changing educational programs including displays and student work sheets. This year there are themes on live frogs, cockroaches & bees. There are also programs which include Maths in the Gardens, Dinosaurs, Butterflies, Snakes, Sunflowers, Rainforests from the Oceans to the Desert and A Walk on the Wild Side Zoo Tour.
Tel: 6925 4065
Your Local Government and how it works
A tour of the Council Meeting Room provides school children with the opportunity to see how Council meetings are conducted. They also learn how Councillors are elected, their roles and responsibilities and how the local community can be involved in the decision making process. Learn about the services and facilities that Councils provides their local communities by watching the 13 minute DVD entitled "It's Your Council".
Wagga Wagga City Council
Tel: 1300 292 442