Young Environmental Leaders launch book as part of the Limestone Coast Landscape Board Education Program

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'Who Will Help?' is the creative work of students at Yahl Primary School participating in the Limestone Coast Landscape Board's Young Environmental Leader Program.

The published book promotes the important message of how we can all make a difference in caring for our landscape by making small changes. The story is both written and illustrated by the Year 6 students.

Each year, like-minded Year 5 and 6 students from across the region come together to expand their knowledge and grow their passion for the landscape. Students learn how they can better care for country and sustainably manage our landscape into their future. This year, 64 students from 18 primary schools across the region participated in the recent Young Environmental Leaders Expo held at Robe to celebrate the end of the 2023 program.

Vanessa Freebairn, Landscape Educator said, "The projects this year have been amazing, with students really challenging their thinking and creating change."

Some of the projects students have worked on include: regenerating wetlands, constructing nest boxes for local wildlife, establishing worm farms to divert food scraps from landfill and propagating native plants.

"When asked why they nominated to be part of the Young Environmental Leaders Program the majority of the students said they wanted to learn more about their local environment and how to improve it," said Vanessa.

The first publication of the book was sponsored by One Forty One. The book is available for loan from the Mount Gambier Public Library.

If your school would like to know more about becoming involved in the Young Environmental Leaders Program in 2024 please contact lclandscapeeducation@sa.gov.au

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