18th September 2023 |
Know Your Local Patch is back these school holidays! We have three awesome family friendly events planned to get you and your kids learning about all the exciting things happening in your backyards.
Image: KYLP launch at the Hobart Rivulet in July
With a changing world, it has become increasingly vital to reconnect the younger generation with nature. Understanding the importance of this bond, our "Know Your Local Patch" program was launched last school holidays with the aim of fostering a love for the environment among children.
After three successful workshops the program is back, promising an exploration of natural values in our local areas. As well as diving into WHAT is in our local patch, we will also learn some of the ways we can care for it too.
Our aim is to help young people connect with their local areas, fostering a sense of curiosity, respect, and stewardship towards the environment. If you love the outdoors, animals and nature, we encourage you to come along.
By participating in the program, children will gain a greater understanding of their local ecosystem, fostering a sense of environmental consciousness and instilling a lifelong love for nature.
At the Dodges Ferry event, we will be joining Southern Beach Coastcare to explore the local area. We will introduce monitoring using apps and tools, identify different natural values in Lagoon Park and present work that has been done by local landcarers to protect the area.
When: 1st October 1pm-2:30pm
Where: Okines Community House, Dodges Ferry
Glenorchy - CANCELLED
In Glenorchy, we will be visiting Kalang Reserve, an interesting spot on the border of Glenorchy and Hobart. We will introduce to monitoring using apps and tools, identify different natural values in Kalang Reserve, and talk about endangered butterflies in the reserve.
When: 8th October 1pm-3pm
Where: 500 Kalang Avenue, Glenorchy
In Ulverstone, we will be joining Ulverstone Coastcare for a walk and rubbish clean up from coast to creek. We will have also have an introduction to monitoring and bird habitat.
When: 11th October 1pm-3pm
Where: Ulverstone Surf Life Saving Club
These events are part of our Education Program and is funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet under the Premier’s Fund for Children and Young People.