LEARNING ACTIVITY
Planning a Junior Landcare friendly event
Climate Region: Arid | Temperate | Tropical
State or Territory: ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA
Age Range: 7-13

STORY

Amir and his friends were feeling inspired after taking part in a student Climate Change Action forum where they were joined by kids from their school, and other students from the region. Now it was time to take action closer to home. The friends had been talking about their school’s upcoming biennial fete. They thought there had to be a better way to celebrate the event and raise money for their school community without all the waste and the dreaded clean-up. The friends decided to approach the organising committee with a plan of action, suggesting solutions to the waste and an offer to volunteer their time. They could combine resources and make a real difference.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

There are so many ways for us to have fun and enjoy a celebration event while also caring for the land, water, native flora and fauna. With your friends, combine your ideas to make the next celebration event Junior Landcare-friendly. For example, you can stop using single use products and try out some reusable and environmentally friendly options. Our young learners can take an active role in researching waste solutions, monitoring bin stations, creating informative graphics, and sharing their knowledge with others.

Outcomes

For children to:
• imagine new possibilities when planning an environmentally friendly event
• understand how decisions we make impact the environment positively or negatively
• seek sustainable solutions to reducing waste and put ideas into action.

SEASONAL NOTES

The season and locale of the event may influence the types of activities and goods available at the event. Each event will need to be assessed on an individual basis. This may be a long-term project and require multiple sessions.

Did you know?

An orange peel takes 6 months to be fully decomposed.

Did you know?

Composting food scraps and garden clippings helps to reduce organic waste going into landfill and provides precious nutrients for the garden.

Did you know?

Styrofoam never breaks down.

Did you know?

An orange peel takes 6 months to be fully decomposed.

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