Junior Landcarer

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

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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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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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

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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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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