Where Every Child Can Have a Go

Over 2000 Students

provided with information and education about the natural environment, biodiversity conservation, threatened wildlife, water quality, waste minimisation and more.

Hundreds of Environmental Education Events

engaging young people in curriculum-linked and hands-on activities, connecting with local community members and industry experts.

Over 800 Teachers

connected with through free curriculum-linked resources and training sessions to build their capacity in environmental education topics.

About us

Petaurus Education Group Inc. was developed in late 2014 with a commitment to providing free environmental education programs to rural schools, empowering students to become active and engaged members of their community and responsible environmental stewards. 

Petaurus has reached national and international acclaim in the environmental education sector. 

We provide free environmental education initiatives that encourage young people in our regional communities to become responsible custodians of our local landscapes, waterways, biodiversity and First Nations culture

To create sustainable, resilient regional communities where every child has access to quality education that inspires and engages them in the exploration of their environment and community.

  1. Biodiversity Conservation

  2. Cultural Connections on Country

  3. Personal Sustainable Actions

The kids were really engaged and excited. We loved how interactive and fun it was. Petaurus really knew what they were talking about and created a hands-on educational day for all students

Head of Science- Walcha Central School

Our Board

Adrian Wells

Board Chairperson

Maggie Watson

Board Member

Ruth Davys

Board Member

Darren Grigg

Board Member

John Murphy

Board Member

Our Team

Toni Terlich

Co-Executive Officer

Toni, our business and finance executive, is a registered BAS Agent with the Tax Practitioners Association and has 18 years’ experience in accountancy. She supervises and leads Petaurus’ operations and employees, implements our business strategies, evaluates project performance, and supports the needs of our staff.

Fionne Matthews

Administration Officer

Fionne is an experienced administrator who has joined Petaurus after over two decades in the local government sector. She really enjoys supporting the team as they deliver projects that inspire young people and the wider community to appreciate and care for the natural environment.

Evie Frawley

Project Support Officer

Evie is a Project Support Officer based in Albury. She joined the Petaurus team in 2023 and has since played a pivotal role in supporting schools in the surrounding areas to enhance their sustainability efforts. Her work extends beyond the office, fostering connections with local communities in the Snowy Valley region. Evie is a passionate and caring team member, who looks forward to learning and growing both personally and professionally.

Dominique Cole

Education Project Officer

Dominique is a registered teacher and Education Project Officer based in Albury. She joins Petaurus in 2022 and is looking forward to providing unique experiences to students across NSW. Dominique enjoys making learning fun and accessible for all students.

Samantha Davies

Education Project Officer

Samantha is an Education Project Officer based in Hay. She is passionate about providing rural and isolated students opportunities to connect to their communities and environments. She joins Petaurus with a background in teaching Distance Education in the Northern Territory and New South Wales.

Lachlan Spalding

Project Support Officer

Lachlan has a background in environmental science and uses this effectively not only in education for Petaurus, but also in aiding studies for Charles Sturt University and seed collecting with Murray Local Land Services. He is always looking at ways to gather and implement a range of skills across his professions.

Lou Bull

Squirrel Glider LAMP Project Officer

Lou works extensively with landholders in the Burrumbuttock area to secure viable populations of squirrel gliders through community action. A thoughtful and passionate coordinator, Lou manages the on-ground works program by engaging one-on-one with community members in target areas.

John Dent

Education Project Officer

John joined our team in 2021 and has worked in Riverina schools all his teaching life. Owen and John first met while teaching in Finley in the late 1970’s. John was Principal at Glenroy Public School in Albury before his retirement from the NSW Department of Education where for a time was reliving Director of Schools for the Albury area. We welcome his experience and passion for working with young people.