Shire MPs Lee Evans, Eleni Petinos and Mark Speakman announced today three Shire schools would each receive a $3,500 Eco Schools Grant to encourage environmental learning opportunities for students, teachers and the school community.
|Grays Point Public
|Sustainable/ecofriendly “school in the park” to provide for the school canteen and local community through a community garden.
|Waterfall Public School||Nature Inspired Learning Environment (NILE) to create several separate yet linked learning spaces, incorporating a multi-layered approach to promoting environmental and sustainability learning.
|The Jannali High School||To construct an outdoor Eco learning area focused around teaching students the importance of sustainability and waste management.|
School children participating in these grassroots environmental projects learn skills for sustainable living and develop an appreciation for their local environment.
The program provides a hands-on, curriculum-based environmental education for students, with a focus on strong student participation. The students also learn about the importance of protecting the environment for future generations.
86 schools across NSW will share in more than $300,000 to implement local and practical environmental education initiatives through the 2018 round of the Eco Schools Grant Program.
For more details and project descriptions visit https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/schools.htm