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Publications archive - International Activities and Commitments


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Australia's report to the UNCSD - 1996

Implementation of Agenda 21
Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, 1996
ISBN 0 6422 4868 0

Case Study - Education, public awareness and training


In 1994, about 8000 students took part in EnviroQuest, a game run on interactive computer links across Australia to foster an increased awareness and interest in environmental issues by school children. The game was organised by the Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories (DEST) as a pilot project in conjunction with the New South Wales Department of Education, the Murray-Darling Basin Commission and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The interactive nature of the game proved to be a most valuable educational tool and DEST considered the responses of great value.

After running EnviroQuest for a second year, DEST is planning to develop EnviroQuiz. EnviroQuiz will continue to explore environmental issues of Commonwealth and international significance, and in addition, will introduce ERIN resources to primary and secondary school students and teachers, use technology to present timely, interactive environmental education, and assess levels of student interest and learning needs in relation to environmental issues. It is envisaged that EnviroQuiz will evolve from year-to-year, as it keeps pace with developments in environmental education and new technology.