Adopt a coastline or bushland
The Adopt a Coastline or Bushland Program gives students the opportunity to take part in a free environmental program involving education, rehabilitation and protection activities along the coastline and in bushland areas.
As well as covering the curriculum areas of geography and science, this program also allows students to demonstrate active citizenship through their work on this valuable community project. The program will allow students to:
- Work with Natural Areas Officers planting local provenance species
- Learn about the biodiversity of the coastal and bush environment
- Contribute to their community and environmental responsibility through active citizenship
- Understand the relationship between people and the environment with two class room presentations from environmental experts and Indigenous educators
- Have the opportunity to display their classroom work relating to the program within the Joondalup Library
These educational resources have been produced by the City of Joondalup with the expertise of a teacher and all due care has been taken to ensure accurate information has been provided and the work is Australian Curriculum aligned at the time of production.
Two excellent publications, Perth Plants and Coastal Plants are available through City of Joondalup Libraries to aid teachers in identifying species and their adaptations.
The program takes place during second term and is suitable for years 4 – 6. Schools involved in the 2019 program were Craigie Heights Primary School, Glengarry Primary School, The Montessori School, Mullaloo Beach Primary School and Padbury Primary School. The program is fully funded by the City of Joondalup. Registrations, via email, for the 2020 program are open and will close on Friday 14 February 2020.
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