Junior Landcarers in Action

Across the country, Junior Landcarers are taking action to tackle environmental issues in their local communities. From volunteering with their local Landcare group to joining their school’s green team, meet some of the children and young people who are making a difference in the world around them.

Image Description: Photo of two primary school students kneeling next to garden bed with media personality and Junior Landcare Ambassador Costa Georgiadis.


Do you know a young person or group making a change for the environment?

Email enquiries@landcareaustralia.com.au and let us know what actions they’re taking for a chance to have them featured here and in the Junior Landcare newsletter.

1. Jaya Hunn, 11

Inspired by his local landcare group, Jaya is passionate about conservation in Canberra and finding innovative ways to help nature survive.

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2. Django Westmore-land, 14

A member of the Youth Environment Council, Django set about creating and restoring habitat for Fleurieu bird species, planting 800 indigenous plants and installing nesting boxes.

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3. Students at St Michael’s Lutheran Primary School

Thanks to their ongoing commitment, students at the primary school in Hahndorf, South Australia, have transformed a nearby creek into a thriving ecosystem.

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4. Wooragee Junior Landcare

One of the longest-running Junior Landcare groups in the country, Wooragee Junior Landcare in Victoria was started by people who were passionate about children and the environment.

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5. The Garden Club

Taking part in the Garden Club at Chalcot Lodge Primary School has not only provided the young members transferrable skills, it has boosted their mental wellbeing too.

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6. Meet the Bee Team

Students from Trinity Anglican College in Albury learn what all the buzz is about regarding beekeeping, and why bees are so important.

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7. Shalise Leesfield 16

Award-winning marine conservationist, Shalise, is making a splash in her local town of Port Macquarie in NSW to help protect ocean waters.

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8. Shiloh Ritchie, 12

From starting his own newsletter to running sustainability programs with his fellow learners,
Shiloh is on a mission to empower his school community to care for the environment.

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9. Owen, 8

Pint-sized Owen Harris from Yeppoon has a passion for the environment that is inspiring kids and adults alike to take action for the planet.

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10. Braybrook College Students

Braybrook College students are helping to conduct a baseline survey of bug populations as part of Friends of Kororoit Creek’s buzzworthy Bug Hotel project.

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11. Frog Habitat Haven Project

Blue Mountains Grammar School’s fantastic Frog Habitat Haven project: Enhancing Biodiversity, Sustainability and an Appreciation for Maths!

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12. Rooted in Resilience

Nestled in a picturesque valley on the far-east edge of the Macedon Ranges in Victoria, Darraweit Guim Primary School (DGPS) has a long and enduring association with Landcare.

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Boy w Numbat

13. How one Perth school helped the mighty numbat

In the Perth suburb of Duncraig, Year 1 students from St Stephen’s School took action to help local endangered marsupial, the numbat.

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