2020 VICTORIAN JUNIOR LANDCARE AND BIODIVERSITY GRANT APPLY NOW – APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 JULY
Even with Victorian schools physically closed at the moment, we encourage applications for a Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant. The grants support biodiversity-focused education activities, some of which can be done virtually, or from student’s homes if necessary.
The Victorian Government is providing over $450,000 in funding for these fantastic grants that are open to Victorian schools, childcare centres, Scouts, Girl Guides and youth groups.
Applications for 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants of up to $5,000 each are open until 31 July 2020.
LANDCARE WEEK FOR KIDS
Landcare Week is coming up and Junior Landcare groups can access the branded campaign templates on the Landcare Australia website to promote their activities. Included in the campaign pack are graphics for social media. Some groups may not be hosting events this year due to COVID-19, but that should not stop you from promoting your projects and thanking volunteers for their support. Get ready to share your Landcare Week story on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn using the hashtag #LandcareWeek.
EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER NEWS
To mark the start of the restoration planting following the Clear Range fire south of Canberra in February, recipients of a Landcare Australia Bushfire Recovery Grant 2020 Martin and Sally Hughes decided to allocate a tree for each grandchild.
CREATING A FROG-FRIENDLY HABITAT
The lack of suitable habitat is a real threat to frogs across Australia. With some research and careful preparation, you can take action and create a frog-friendly habitat on your property, at school or in an area in your local community garden. Explore three new Learning Activities about creating a frog friendly habitat – research, design and construction.
IMPROVING AN ECOSYSTEM’S SUSTAINABILITY
A remnant of an endangered Grey Box woodland community sits within the grounds of Belair Primary School, located in South Australia’s Mount Lofty Ranges. Rokewood Scrub, became the focus of a school project funded by a Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant. Their aim was to revive and improve the quality of this habitat for as many species as possible.