Welcome to the Learning Centre

Learning activities for children of all ages

We have made it easy and FUN for you to get the children in your life involved in environmental sustainability activities at school, at home or in your community.

  • 30-minute activities aligned to the school curriculum
  • Step-by-step instructions  with background information
  • Useful links and resources for further information
  • Did you know? section with useful tips
  • Share your experiences with the online Junior Landcare community.
The learning activities help to BUILD KNOWLEDGE AND DEEPER CONNECTIONS TO
Food production

Learning about plant lifecycles; understanding where our food comes from; creating vegetable, herb and bush tucker gardens.

 

Biodiversity

Learning about local ecosystems including plants, animals and soil; creating habitat for local plants and animals by planting local species, installing nest boxes or creating a fog bog, planting trees and shrubs and managing weeds.

Indigenous perspectives

 Learning about Indigenous seasons; traditional land management techniques and cultural heritage.

Waste management

Learning how to set up and manage compost systems and worm farms; or implementing the 4 R’s – Refusing, Reducing, Reusing, Recycling.

Get started with these 30-minute learning activities, and don’t forget to share your Junior Landcare stories with us!

Creating a worm farm

Biodiversity|Waste Management

Growing healthy plants using natural pesticides

Biodiversity|Food Production

Creating a food garden: installing a no dig garden bed

Food Production

Planning a Junior Landcare friendly event

Waste Management

Soil – more than just dirt!

Food Production

Every drop counts, being water wise!

Biodiversity|Indigenous Perspectives

Sow a seed, grow a feed

Food Production

Creating a food garden: vision

Food Production

Creating a food garden: site assessment and mapping

Food Production

Water for wildlife

Biodiversity

Getting the buzz on bees and other beneficial insects

Biodiversity

What’s happening in the habitat?

Biodiversity

Meet Mary

Mary Bell is Junior Landcare’s Education Program Manager and Manager of the upcoming Educator Hub.

Passionate about inspiring and instilling passion for our environment in future generations, Mary has extensive experience in the development of environmental education programs across communities, schools and organisations.

Mary joins the Junior Landcare team to ensure that our Learning Centre activities are developed to meet the specific needs of the environmental and science education sector.

From early learning, through to primary and high schools, the Educator Hub will support educators develop skills to support their Junior Landcare journey. Coming soon!

Connect with Mary online here.