Students embrace Youth Environment Council pilot program

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The Limestone Coast Landscape Board has been busy trialling a pilot program in 2022 for a local Limestone Coast Youth Environment Council.

The Limestone Coast Youth Environment Council (LCYEC) is an initiative of the Limestone Coast Landscape Board and provides an opportunity for like-minded secondary students (years 7-10) to come together to learn, experience and take positive steps towards improving the environment and our local landscape.

Vanessa Freebairn, Landscape Education Coordinator said, “Students embraced the opportunity to be involved in the pilot program this year. Students undertook various activities throughout the year including tree planting, kayaking, beach clean-up and a camp out at Mt Burr Swamp. Students have gained valuable knowledge and increased their awareness of the local landscape.”

Colby who was involved with the program in 2022 encourages all year 7 – 10 students who have a passion for the environment to become involved. “It is a great opportunity to work with other like-minded students who are passionate about improving our local landscape. We went on some really fun outings and had a great time learning new skills”.

The LCYEC is a student driven program whereby students identify issues that concern them the most and the Landscape Education team facilitate and provide links to experts in the field while supporting the students’ knowledge and skills, providing hands on experiences over the duration of the year.

If you have a keen interest to be involved in this fantastic program in 2023 please email lclandscapeeducation@.sa.gov.au numbers are strictly
limited.

Students embrace Youth Environment Council pilot program

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