Junior Landcarer

August 2018

Kangaroo San Chow Bow

Serves 4 Recreate Clayton’s delicious recipe with your Junior Landcarers. For more of Clayton’s recipes visit Jaaning Tree. Ingredients 600g kangaroo mince half a red and half a yellow capsicum, seeds removed and diced for cooking leaving some thinly sliced for...

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Students take a stand

Everything from insects to small mammals has a new haven of food and shelter thanks to the efforts of a Landcare volunteer and students from a local school. Students from Kelmscott Senior High’s specialist agriculture program rolled up their sleeves this week to join...

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Hatted chef brings Bush Tucker to schools in Qwydir Shire

Internationally acclaimed indigenous chef Clayton Donovan has recently completed a tour of schools in the Qwydir Shire, bringing a taste of the Australian bush into the classroom. Clayton is Australia’s only indigenous hatted chef and the star of ABC television’s Wild...

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July 2018

Meet the mighty dung beetle

They may be small and have a penchant for poo, but the dung beetle is one of nature’s greatest recyclers. By burying dung, and creating tunnels that lead to it, dung beetles help to aerate the soil; increasing water infiltration and reducing greenhouse gases. It may...

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Dung beetle breeding brings schools together

A population of dung beetles will be set loose in southern Tasmania in the next 12 months thanks to a collaboration between students at Clarendon Vale Primary School and Bayview Secondary School. The Dung Beetle Project, which has seen the schools establish a dung...

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Vote for your favourite Junior Landcare group and win!

The biennial National Landcare Awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of our amazing Landcare volunteers. This year, seven Junior Landcare groups are being recognised for their amazing contribution towards raising awareness of Landcare and implementing Landcare...

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June 2018

Bitou bush swarmed by students from Shearwater School

Like a cloud of grasshoppers, a group of 50 students from year 9, Shearwater School, swarmed into the last patch of bitou bush, at the Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare (BSCFL) site, at the south end of New Brighton Beach in NSW. Geared up with gloves and loppers,...

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Hunter Valley schools get on track with Landcare projects

When they return from winter holidays, hundreds of students will be getting down and dirty at 29 New South Wales schools as they kick-off their Junior Landcare projects funded through the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) grants. The ARTC grants program invited...

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May 2018

Landcare volunteers’ time and resources in Burke Shire

This month, members of the Gregory River Landcare Group in Queensland arrived at the Gregory River to set up camp then headed to Burketown to discuss with students at the Burketown State School the importance of Landcare management and outdoor activities. President of...

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April 2018

Native wildlife habitats enhanced in schools

Bush tucker gardens, nature trails, nest boxes, and an arboretum are just some of the exciting Junior Landcare projects currently underway in New South Wales and Western Australia. Launched last year, the South32 Junior Landcare Enhancing Habitat grants program...

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Holbrook event is a showcase for diversity

Students from Henty Public School have helped to produce a calendar with the Landcare message. Students will also participate in a Junior Landcare event.   Connecting young people with the fauna and flora in their region is the focus of an upcoming junior...

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March 2018

Merri Creek inspires Newland Primary’s native garden

Melbourne’s Merri Creek is a great educational site for the schools close by. It’s an important cultural site, protected and restored by the local community, and home to lots of native flora and fauna. So when Newlands Primary School, located close to Merri and Edgars...

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Celebrate Nature Play Week

Creating simple play opportunities in the natural environment is the basis of nature play. This concept goes hand-in-hand with what Junior Landcare is all about: enabling and encouraging children to care for their environment through outdoor learning. In the past...

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Little hands help little wings

A group of children and their families from Mornington Peninsula, Victoria are coming to the aid of Australia’s smallest nocturnal bird. The Natured Kids Junior Landcare Group has teamed up with members of the Mornington Men’s Shed to build nesting boxes for the...

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February 2018

A sanctuary for birdlife in an urban jungle

With a school on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD and the majority of students living in built-up, urban areas, students and teachers were looking at ways of increasing biodiversity within the school grounds. To kick off a long-term regeneration project, they decided to...

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Summer holiday science for local students

The Rotary National Summer Science Forum annually visits the Cowra-Canowindra district to give their students environmental, agricultural and ecological education as part of their January school holiday program. ‘I am so proud of the work Hovells Creek Landcare members have done to improve native ecology, while benefiting agricultural production on their farms.’

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January 2018

Ballarat kindie students find their green fingers!

Forty students from Fidelity Kindergarten in Ballarat have already kick-started a lifetime of sustainability skills by getting involved in a great project to help reduce food waste, save water and improve soil quality. Working with local community initiative, Food Is...

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Design and Be Inspired in the Garden

The 2016 Yates Junior Landcare ‘Design and Be Inspired in the Garden’ Grants Program has produced impressive outcomes for the 13 schools and 1,800 students involved. Through the grants, six vegetable gardens were created, along with four native gardens, providing...

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Kids get a buzz out of helping bugs

By The ‘Natured Kids’ Junior Landcare Group The ‘Natured Kids’ Junior Landcare Group run by free-lance teacher Narelle Debenham, meet each Tuesday at various venues around Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, to work on projects...

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December 2017

Challenge your family and friends with Edge Pledge

Who wouldn’t want to dare their family to a challenge that would put them ‘on the edge’? Perhaps seeing them cook dinner each night for a month, wearing a tiger onesie everywhere for a week, or not talking for a day?   Now there is a way you can legitimately...

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November 2017

Junior Landcare Award Winners

Congratulations to the latest Junior Landcare teams who won the top prize in the 2017 State & Territory Landcare Awards! This month’s winners come from Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, and Queensland. ACT: The Sustainability Unit at Lake...

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Primary school students learn through nature

Yarragon Primary School students enjoyed a hands-on, outdoor learning experience when they visited Victoria’s Mt Worth National Park last week to learn about the lifecycle of plants and forests.   Organised by Mt Worth Landcare, the excursion gave the students...

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October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

Junior Landcare Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2017 Junior Landcare Survey! Please know that your feedback is invaluable to us at Landcare Australia as we strive to learn and grow with our audience, and best serve your needs. Congratulations to participants Christine...

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The latest Junior Landcare news from across the country!

It’s been a busy month for Junior Landcare! Click here to check out the awesome work from Temple Christian College students, who planted 600 trees in Adelaide’s Mile End last month! The Schools Tree Day event kicked off a major revegetation project along Adelaide’s...

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25 new school garden projects receive funding

A huge thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the Yates Junior Landcare Grants for Gardens program. We were super impressed by the awesome ideas and it was a difficult job selecting recipients. Thanks to Yates, we were able to fund ten extra projects, so...

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June 2017

Nominate now for the State & Territory Landcare Awards

The 2017 State & Territory Landcare Awards are designed to recognise the champions of the Landcare movement who work tirelessly to protect Australia’s natural resources. There are two awards that are specifically designed to recognise and reward teams and...

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What to plant to deter flies

Nothing spoils a good lesson like kids being distracted – and, let’s face it, kids can get distracted by anything. The smaller the thing – the bigger the distraction! Like flies in the summer time that seem to never leave us alone. One of the ways you can...

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Scout group protects rare native olive

Scouts, cubs and their leaders from the Mount Crosby area in Queensland have been hard a work protecting the rare Lloyd’s Native Olive. In a recently completed project at the Tyamolum Scout Campsite in Mount Crosby, funded under an Everyone’s Environment Grant...

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May 2017

Tell us what you think about Junior Landcarer and Win!

Tell us what you think about Junior Landcarer and win! Each year we give you an opportunity to tell us what you think about the Junior Landcarer. Your comments help us to better tailor our newsletter to make sure it provides the most relevant information and inspiring...

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When Nature Helps Learning Come to Life!

Geology studies were brought to life for forty-six children from Grades 3 and 4 at Yarragon Primary School in Victoria when they enjoyed a fantastic science excursion to Mount Worth State Park. Led by nine volunteers from local community groups who work in the area...

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March 2017

Community News

Grants available now for Victorian schools! Applications are now open for the Powerful Youth Projects, funded by Momentum Energy through its partnership with Junior Landcare.  The program offers 200 grants of $1000 for projects that involve young people actively...

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