NSW Early Childhood Environmental Education Network

Celebrate Mother Earth 2020 ECEEN Conference

2020 NSW ECEEN - Celebrate Mother Earth - Conference Information

About the conference

The 2020 NSW ECEEN conference falls the eve of Mother’s Day.

An opportunity to take action to heal Mother Earth...

  • Consider we are all part of Mother Earth, an indivisible, living community of interrelated and interdependent beings.
  • Gratefully acknowledge Mother Earth as sources of life, nourishment and learning and provides everything we need to live well.
  • Invite early childhood educators to take action within their communities to heal Mother Earth for future generations.

As David Suzuki reminds us - If our Planet is our mother, sustaining our need for water, air and soil, “then we will treat each one with greater respect. That is the challenge, to look at the world from a different perspective.”

In the spirit of being with Mother Earth some of the workshop sessions will be conducted outdoors so as the saying goes “no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing”.

What to bring

In order to reduce the impact of the conference on our home Earth we would like you to;

  • Bring a refillable drink bottle for water
  • Bring a notebook electronic or paper to record information and ideas
  • Bring a bag
  • Wear walking shoes and appropriate clothing if you would like to participate in outdoor workshops

This commences at 8:30am for a 9:00am start. The Information Bazaar will be open or you may like to explore the outdoors.


Morning tea, lunch will be provided, and catering will accommodate vegetarians. If you have any other food requirements, please contact us.

Conference Venue

Naamaroo Convention Centre
Lady Game Drive, Chatswood NSW 2067

Naamaroo Convention Centre is located near Chatswood, on Lady Game Drive, approximately 25 minutes from Sydney CBD and from the Olympic site at Homebush. It is set in 8 hectares of natural bushland and is adjacent to the Lane Cove National Park.

Getting there

Public transport
Sydney bus route 256 runs from Chatswood Station past the Delhi Rd entrance to the park. Bus route 259 runs from Macquarie Centre to Chatswood. It goes past North Ryde Metro Station (near the cemetery) to get a bus down the hill.

Plan your trip at http://www.131500.com.au/plan-your-trip or call 131500

There is no parking available at Naamaroo but paid parking is available in Lane Cove National Park at the cost of $8 a day entry fee.


How to get to Naamaroo Convention Centre

Our Sponsors

KU Children's Services      Gowrie NSW

Donations received from

Eden Gardens      Vegepod - Grow your own food