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Our workshops cover a multitude of environment issues. All modules are designed to get kids engaged through movement and fun activities. We mix up the pace of workshops by incorporating games and dramatic play to keep children engrossed and actively learning for the whole session.

We combine immediate and practical lessons for how students can reduce their environmental footprint, while imparting crucial ideas about why this is important.

Modules are tailored for Stages 1-3 with age-appropriate activities. We use visuals, props and interactive participation to ensure that all learning styles are catered for and each and every student goes home armed with valuable lessons and motivated to live more sustainably.

All EnviroMentors modules are supported by The Wrigley Company and Veolia.

In The Bin Cover PicIn the Bin

Sponsored by Tetra Pak

Why is sorting your rubbish important? Students learn the environmental implications of littering, the appropriate way to dispose of waste, and how to identify those tricky items. They might even have a thing or two to teach Mum and Dad back at home.

The module is tailored for your council’s waste services and local community conditions, with practical and immediately accessible lessons imparted through creative drama activities and a ‘waste relay’ game.

 

Close the Loop Cover PicRecycling

Sponsored by Tetra Pak

Students discover what and how new items are made from recycled materials, where their waste goes and what actions they can take to start saving resources in their day-to-day lives.

The module takes into account local recycling services, which differ between council regions, while teaching students about the broader implications of resource recovery through an engaging mix of interactive games and audio-visual material.

 

Lunches Unwrapped Cover PicLunches Unwrapped

Sponsored by Tetra Pak and Bio Bag

Introducing the idea of a waste-free lunch to benefit both the environment and health. The module teaches students the benefits of reducing waste while equipping them with ways to get around packaged products in their lunchboxes.

Students have the information to take back home and create waste-free lunches, while teachers are provided with follow-up materials to follow up lessons learned in the workshop

 

Compost Critters Cover PicComposting

Sponsored by BioBag 

Delving into a new ecosystem, students discover composting as an environmentally friendly alternative that anyone can use to reduce waste ending up in landfill. We also provide schools with information and resources to set up and manage their own compost bins.

Interactive games present composting as a fun and novel activity and introduce the essential critters that keep a composting ecosystem healthy.

 

Worms Worms Worms Cover PicWorm Farming

Worms can be surprisingly endearing creatures, especially considering all the good they can do for the garden and environment! Students who complete this module delight in the opportunity to get up close and personal with the inhabitants of our EnviroMentors’® own worm farm and have the opportunity to set up their own at school.

With the EnviroMentors to help get over the initial ‘ick’ factor, students can enjoy discovering how a real worm farm looks and works, what to feed worms and pick up fascinating facts about worm farming.

 

Schoolyard Harvest Cover PicSchoolyard Harvest

The workshop draws the essential connection between growing and caring for a garden and the food we eat. It also introduces the benefits of keeping chickens for fresh eggs, and gets kids thinking about how they can be more self-sustaining in their backyards, for their health and the environment.

Students get to plant their own vegetable pots at school to care for in class, furthering the learning experience, and leave the workshop equipped with information and seeds to start their own vegetable patch at home or at school.

 

LDIN Cover PicSustainability

Just what exactly is sustainability? The EnviroMentors® explore this concept with students in an easily accessible way, introducing the idea of an environmental footprint through discussions about natural resources that get students enthusiastic about their power to make a positive impact.

Students collaborate through group activities and brainstorming to identify actions that they can take at school or at home to consume less and be more sustainable.

 

Catchment Action Cover picKeeping Waterways Clean

One of our two water education modules, this one explores the story of a catchment and observes how it is affected by characters role-played by students. After observing the effects of contaminants, students understand the necessity to protect our fragile waterways.

One particular highlight is our much-loved 3D interactive catchment model, which presents issues of water quality and biodiversity in a digestible and memorable format.

 

Drip Drop Splash Cover PicSaving Water

Focusing on the water cycle, students learn just how much useable water we have on earth in one of our two water education modules. Taking a big-picture look at global water cycles, the EnviroMentors® help students understand why we need to share this limited supply of water, and how our everyday actions can help achieve this.

Puzzles help bring the science to life, while a little bit of drama creates a splash for learning to conserve water!

 

litterLitter 

Our new litter module brings attention to the environmental and social impacts of littering and inspires students from an early age to protect our environment by correctly disposing of rubbish. There will be a few interesting facts to learn  along the way (does everyone know what throwing an apple core under a plant is still littering?)

Students have the chance to learn interactively by acting out scenarios and brainstorming ways to reduce their waste and correct littering behaviour. A litter audit will be conducted at school and a specific reduction plan created.

 

Also available:

After school

After school care programs offer sustainability workshops in a more relaxed setting. The rigidity of a school lesson is set aside and students may participate in up to three work station modules with the aid of one of our EnviroMentors.

Students may learn about worm farming as a means of reducing waste to landfill by examining a real worm farm, plants some veggie seeds to grow at the centre or create art or gifts from reused products, amongst other activities. Students have more time to ask questions and discuss ways they might incorporate sustainable practices in their everyday lives.

Strengthening of positive environmental behaviours must go beyond the classroom and our after school care activities are designed to show students caring for the environment is not only easier than they might think, but fun as well.

Preschool

Preschool workshops are shorter and more interactive to cater for the learning style of the age group. We have found that two or three modules topics can be covered in a visit depending on the age of the group participating. Setting up the foundations of positive environmental behaviour starts young, and we can assist in the encouragement of this behaviour in conjunction with early childhood centres.

Students may participate in a planting poem and start their own veggie patch, examine a worm farm or act out and examine what happens to clean water when people add pollutants. We have found in our visits to primary schools that students remember details such as worm farming from their preschool years and making that connection is one of the first great steps in learning about and caring for the environment.