Students empowered by Landscape Education sessions
The Limestone Coast Landscape Board Education team has engaged with over 1,800 students across the region in 2021, sharing important lessons on key landscape topics.
Students ranging from high school aged to kindergarten have participated in over 70 education activities including classroom sessions, field trips, career pathways, National Water Week and the Young Environmental Leaders Program.
These sessions have increased knowledge and understanding on topics such as wetland ecology, macro-invertebrates, impacts of invasive plant species and the importance of our coastal habitat.
Students have strengthened their connection with nature and gained awareness in relation to First Nations knowledge in caring for water and country.
Limestone Coast Landscape Board Educator Vanessa Freebairn said students have immersed themselves in all education sessions this year, from hands on experiences to classroom visits.
“Being able to provide education for the next generation about creating a sustainable landscape is very rewarding, and it is exciting to see the students become empowered on environmental issues both at a local and global level,” Ms Freebairn said.
The Education team also hosts Teacher Professional Development sessions, which have again proven to be very successful this year.
Sessions have included water in our landscape, micro plastics and a working together forum where educators were invited to collaborate with the team on education topics.