Environmental education provides the power to change tomorrow.
Members of the next generation are learning to value the landscape of the Limestone Coast with a year long program offered by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board.
Landscape Education Coordinator Damien Bickley said, "It is pleasing to see so many local students interested in learning more about the environment, and how they can make a positive impact on the future".
"Enabling children to work together to promote the environment within their school community has powerful results. Creating change in school communities and caring for our landscape empowers others to think sustainably about the environment."
The first event of the Young Environmental Leaders Program (YELP) was held at Naracoorte Caves recently. By exploring environmental issues, students from each of the twenty one primary schools participating have decided on their sustainability project. Students will work on their projects throughout the era, to implement at their school and encourage their peers to adopt also.
Kylan from Newbery Park Primary School enthused, "My project idea is to plant more flowers and trees and other plants in the landscape where it needs a bit more love. I can't wait to watch them grow, creating habitat for animals in our landscape."
The Limestone Coast Landscape Board supports environmental education within our region and congratulates the participating schools' commitment to student environmental learning.
To learn more about the YELP program visit our education page.