21st Feb 2023 |
After a successful school Landcare program in 2022, we are currently taking EOIs for our exciting new 2023 school program, featuring citizen science, agriculture, and circular economy learning.
In 2022, we launched the School Citizen Science Program, which was born from the idea of putting wildlife cameras in schools to enable students to monitor their local patch.
From this initial concept, we developed the program towards something much broader – a program that gave students meaningful opportunities to explore their local environment through a range of hands-on activities.
Image: Austin's Ferry Primary School Bird ID Workshop
Water bug monitoring, bird watching, nature journaling, habitat exploration, and wildlife monitoring with cameras were some of the activities enjoyed by students.
A student calls out to the group “Who is having fun?”. This is answered by a chorus of “Meeee!!!”
-Grade 3/4’s, Austins Ferry Primary. Waterbug and bird watching workshop
We are looking forward to an exciting 2023 program!
"Landcare taught us - the students- effective ways to help muddy, murky creeks by not putting chemicals or rubbish into the water and planting vegetation around its edges! We certainly learnt a lot from our visit. Thank you, Landcare, especially Joy and Cynthia.”
-Amelia, grade 5/6 at Andrews Creek Primary. Waterbug and scat and track ID workshop
Image: Andrews Creek Primary Workshop scat and track ID
Landcare Tasmania's 2022 Education Program has been generously supported by the JM Roberts Charitable Trust and donations to the Tasmanian Landcare Fund.