A new online Learning Centre launched by Junior Landcare features curriculum-aligned activities that aim to encourage young students to be aware, empowered and active in caring for their local environment.
Developed by education professionals, these online resources are funded by Woolworths and feature 30-minute learning activities for teachers and educators, parents and carers, youth groups and Landcare community groups. The activities focus on four key areas: food production, Indigenous perspectives, waste management and biodiversity.
Each activity includes easy-to-follow instructions, photos and videos, useful links and tips; with new activities set to be added each month.
For example, a Learning Centre focus activity for February is What’s Happening in the Habitat. It shows children how to identify animals in their habitats by exploring their backyard, schoolyard, a local park, etc, while the Water for Wildlife activity explores practical ways children can help wildlife in times of extreme heat.
“The goal of our Junior Landcare program is to promote continuous participation in Landcare activities from childhood to adulthood,” said Dr Shane Norrish, Landcare Australia CEO.
“A key part of this is creating engaging educational resources that schools, parents, students and youth groups across Australia can use. This is what the Learning Centre provides.”
Woolworths Supermarkets Managing Director Claire Peters added, “Building the next generation of environmental champions is something that we continue to be passionate about.
“Further to our Junior Landcare Grants program, Woolworths is proud to be able to support Landcare Australia to make it even easier for students to learn more about how they can help the environment via this online learning centre, which is full of wonderful activities and tips.”
To visit the Junior Landcare Learning Centre website, please click here.