You can be a Junior Landcarer at school, at home and in your local community.
Educational resources are aligned with school curriculum for all age groups. It’s easy to bring landcare into the classroom.
Parents & Carers
Caring for the environment starts at home. Find an activity to do after school, on the weekend or during the school holidays.
Youth & Community
Get your hands dirty with your local landcare or youth group. Connect with people and projects in your local community.
Start a Junior Landcare group or find a landcare group near you
Looking to start your own Junior Landcare Group? There are some simple steps to get started and help guide the next generation of environmental leaders on how they can actively do something to make a difference at a local level to care for the planet. Get Started with the starter kit How to Start A Junior Landcare Group.
We encourage you to register your school on the National Landcare Directory and this is a useful directory to find schools and a landcare group near you.
Connect with your local landcare or environmental community group
- Get connected with your local Landcare or other environmental community group, Traditional Owners or First Nations people, or your local council to understand the environmental issues in your area and how you can get involved as volunteers.
- You can start your own Landcare project and get your local community involved.
- Partner with Junior Landcare primary schools, early learning centres, high schools, youth groups, Scouts and Girl Guides.
- Connect with the Landcare peak organisation in your state or territory.
Start a Landcare project
- Develop a landcare project that not only helps to restore and protect a degraded area in your local environment, but teaches others to work together to care for the land.
- Your project could involve removing weeds and rubbish, bush regeneration, planting trees, monitoring water quality or bird habitat, designing and planning rehabilitation activities and much more!
- Create a bush tucker garden, or a sustainable food garden to help young people learn where their food comes from.
- The success of your project will rely on thorough planning and research, and strong communication links with key people in the local community community group, Traditional Owners and local council.
- Read the Junior Landcare case studies for ideas to help you get started.
Share your knowledge
Share your experiences and knowledge with like-minded people. Learn from others as others learn from you. We would love to see your photos and hear your stories about environmental projects, children getting their hands dirty, the produce you are growing, the flora and fauna in your backyard and how you have been using Junior Landcare resources.
Get involved in the Landcarer website and the Youth Community of Practice.
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