Stage 4 – Assessment

RESOURCES: Three or five people with relevant expertise to act as judges
Access and ability to use a data sharing platform (such as Microsoft Teams or Drobox).
Central meeting place for final deliberations


Advise schools of the judges involved.
Will submissions such as works of art, physical structures, or developed technology be made available for the judges?


  1. Don’t leave it till the last minute to secure your judges – it may take a while to find the correct skills with time to undertake the assessments.
  2. Reach out to Saving Our Species as they may be able to assist with finding judges in your area.
  3. Make sure your selected judges have reviewed and understand the Assessment Criteria and Rubric prior to commencing assessments.
  4. Each judge is to complete an assessment for each submission. Use the Combined Assessment template provided to amalgamate the scoring and feedback.
  5. The local KOALA SMART exhibition in October will provide the opportunity for judges to give direct feedback to the teachers and students involved.


Local Conservation or wildlife expert(s)
Education professional(s)
Local Environment Officer
Local Mayor or Councillor

RECORDS: Copies of all submissions filed with local Lions Club and forwarded to the NSW Government Saving our Species program.

CALENDAR: Due 30 September 2020