WIRES AND LANDCARE AUSTRALIA JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY BUSHFIRES AND DROUGHT WITH $1MILLION GRANTS PROGRAM – APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON 30TH APRIL
The WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants are open for bushfire and drought-affected areas across Australia. Schools can’t apply directly, however what your school or youth group can do is contact your local Landcare group or environmental community group and apply together as co-contributors. We would like to encourage greater links with schools and youth groups to local Landcare groups and the community. READ MORE
WATCH THE JUNIOR LANDCARE VIDEOS
Get started with a Junior Landcare Learning Activity by watching Costa and the Junior Landcare team in action. The videos introduce various Junior Landcare learning activities in preparation for starting the activity at home, school or with a community group. WATCH THE JUNIOR LANDCARE VIDEOS
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IMPROVE WETLAND SYSTEM BIODIVERSITY
Armed with a 2018 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant of nearly $5,000, Year 9/10 students students at Murtoa College recently completed a project to improve the biodiversity of a wetland system owned by the high school. READ MORE
NEW JUNIOR LANDCARE LEARNING ACTIVITY – ‘WATERWAYS CLEAN-UP’
We all have the power to help keep our coastlines, rivers, lakes, swamps, creeks, floodplains, billabongs and estuaries clean by diverting rubbish from our waterways. This can be done with regular clean-ups, picking up litter when you see it, and changing our behaviour such as limiting our use of single-use plastic. Junior Landcare have created a Learning Activity for children at home, at school or with a youth group or Coastcare group host their own waterways clean-up. GET INVOLVED
CREATING A FOOD GARDEN: VISION
Planning for your food garden helps to build ownership that will help achieve the best results. Planning will also assist you in being successful in applying for relevant Junior Landcare Grants to support the development of your food garden. Use this learning activity to explore exciting ideas, create goals and understand more about successful food garden projects.
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JUNIOR LANDCARE LAUNCHES JUST FOR KIDS
The Just for Kids activities have been developed to help children at home explore Junior Landcare and create their own ideas. The activity sheets are based on the activities in the Junior Landcare Learning Centre, and focus on four key areas: food production, biodiversity, waste management and indigenous perspectives. Visit Just for Kids and explore the Junior Landcare Learning Centre.
WICKING BED GARDEN PROJECT
Located in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Maleny State School has been recycling all waste, including a composting program to reduce landfill. They wanted to use this compost to help grow vegetables and other produce in a water efficient way. To do this, they applied for, and were successful in receiving a 2019 Bushmans Junior Landcare Grant. READ MORE
JUNIOR LANDCARE’S EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER NEWS
Mary Bell’s update for teachers and educators on activities connected to Junior Landcare’s Learning Centre. READ MORE
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