Looking At Landcare (24/7/2020) – Educational Resources to local schools as part of Landcare Week

Hi Landcarers

As part of Landcare Week I am pleased to be distributing our Landcare Literacy and Learning Kits.

We are looking forward to sharing some of our resources with schools in the Parkes and Forbes Shires.

Our Landcare Learning and Landcare Literacy programs now consist of 12 Literacy Kits and 14 Learning Kits covering a range of topics from Plants to Lifecycles, through to Ants and Composting. These kits are available for use by school and on a term basis.

These kits are an opportunity for a class to gain additional reading and activity resources to add to an existing learning module.

Of course, we have some guidelines for use to ensure that these are used and distributed in the safest possible way. I would be happy to work in with schools with their requirements.

The annual Landcare Week campaign celebrates and acknowledges the thousands of Landcare networks and groups, facilitators, and other environmental care community groups, and volunteers across Australia working on conservation and sustainable land management activities in their local area.

Connecting with nature improves your mental health and connection to place. Landcare is about the partnerships created by local communities to restore and protect their local environment on behalf of the community. We are looking forward to getting out amongst it again with our volunteers. Keep an eye out for future events.

You can support your local group activities and meet other people who have a shared vision for conservation and sustainable land management. No matter where you live there is a group near you managing a local environmental issue.

We are especially excited to be planning towards Eco Day for schools in 2021, with some exciting news that I am looking forward to sharing regarding expansion of the day and our special guest presenter. This will all be announced during Landcare Week between 3 – 9 August.

During Landcare Week the second last National Parks Association Lachlan Valley Branch walk will be held. The group are heading to Billy Goat Ridge/Bumberry Dam. Walkers meet at Lions Park at 9am on Saturday, 8 August. Please contact walk leaders, Liz and Graeme MacRaild on 0455 915 989 the evening before the walk to confirm attendance. Walkers are reminded to bring food and water for the entire day, appropriate clothing and footwear etc.

For further information on this article, please go to www.centralwestlachlanlandcare.org, twitter, facebook or Instagram @cwllandcare