Minimum estimated times for teacher input on essential, non-curriculum-based program tasks are listed below, based on Bronze Award level. Apart from that, everything can be curriculum linked, so not more extra work. Schools can choose to dedicate as much or as little time as they like to each step, depending on their goals and their resources.
Registration – 15 minutes
Baseline Survey – Up to 2 hours, to compile and input information
Eco-Schools Portfolio – Ongoing collection of completed project work & photos
Award Applications – 1-3 hours, approx. annually
Eco-Committee Meetings 1 – 2 hours per term to review, action-plan & evaluate
Curriculum – Integrate ‘Eco-Schools’ into existing curriculum planning
Projects – Depends on action-plan aims, which are set by school