25/02/2014

EnviroMentors Hit 20 Years in Schools

Auburn West PS CTL S1 (2)

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Along with hordes of young ones flocking to commence the school year – and the accompanying range of relief, enthusiasm, chagrin, excitement or discontent – the end of summer holidays saw the EnviroMentors team kitting out their toolbox of worm farms, seeds, compost bins, and more, hitting the road and taking their sustainability modules to schools and children across the state

This term our educators will cross the state, calling in at locations from Cooma to Port Macquarie, and a host of other destinations.  It will also be the first year that EnviroMentors visit Maitland, thanks to grant funding from Hunter Water.

One hundred days of education delivered in term 1 alone means over 8000 students will experience the program this term.

We are spicing up the program with a new module too, called ‘Lunches Unwrapped’, which will delve into sustainable lunches and packaging at school. The program is expected to begin delivery to schools in term 3.

2014 celebrates 20 years of the EnviroMentors program. Looking back at this history, we realised that this means children who experienced the program in its early years may be sending their own children to schools to learn about recycling, gardening, and other ways to live sustainably. To operate a program that spans generations is both an achievement and an honour.

The EnviroMentors program is proudly sponsored by Wrigley

2 Responses to “EnviroMentors Hit 20 Years in Schools”

  1. March 01, 2014 at 8:29 am, M. Tarrant said:

    I would be interested in having the Enviro Mentors program at our school. Who do I have to contact to be involved?

    • March 04, 2014 at 12:26 pm, Keep NSW Beautiful said:

      Thanks for your interest! Our Education team will be in touch with you. For anyone who would like to inquire about EnviroMentors visits, you can get in touch with us on education@knswb.org.au.