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PIEFA launches secondary school resources

August 2016

PIEFA has released brand new resources to expose students to cutting edge innovation and science. These resources were developed specifically for the secondary school curriculum and consist of user-friendly web pages with a low resolution print option. A combination of multi-lesson units and videos, supported by lessons, they have been independently assessed and trialled by the PIEFA network. For details of individual resources, see PIEFA's August newsletter.

'Rising Salt' connects farmers to science teachers

29 June 2016

PIEFA today has made great inroads into increasing student and teacher understanding of science in the primary industries sector by launching a co-developed 'Primary Connections' resource with the Australian Academy of Science. PIEFA and Primary Connections have produced 'Rising Salt' a new resource focussing on the science behind primary production and land management ... read more.

Minister encourages careers in agriculture

27 January 2016

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, is encouraging young Australians to consider a rewarding career in agriculture. He is also encouraging educators to take advantage of the wonderful resources and programs offered by PIEFA ... read more.

PIEFA applauds Prime Minister's focus on teaching STEM

9 December 2015

The Chair of PIEFA, Dr Cameron Archer AM, welcomed the launch by the Prime Minister of the National Innovation and Science Agenda statement, for its focus on development of resources and the need for quality teaching related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in schools ... read more.

PIEFA and Career Harvest join forces

3 June 2015

PIEFA and Career Harvest will form a national alliance to service the school education needs of primary industries. They will collaborate to develop education resources, provide professional development opportunities for teachers and promote careers in primary industries ... read more.

PIEFA's Agriculture in Education resources launched

18 May 2015

The 17 units of inquiry and 34 matching videos developed by PIEFA as part of the Federal Government's 'Agriculture in Education' project were launched on 18 May 2015 by the Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP ... read the Minister's media release.

An Australian first - Landcare and PIEF's new school resources

28 November 2014

Celebrity chef Matt Moran and former governor-general Major General Michael Jeffery have endorsed an Australian-first approach to education at the launch of Landcare in the Curriculum. As the 2014 school year draws to a close, Landcare Australia and PIEF have produced the Landcare resources for the Australian Curriculum ... read more.