Category Archives: Schools

1 Greening Australia Keeping Place Schools Day

Kids rule at the Keeping Place.

Almost 90 school children from Nicholson and Swan Reach primary schools were treated to a day of environment, fun and culture at the Keeping Place in Bairnsdale last week. According to Greening Australia Project Manager, Marty Potts, the day was part of a schools’ program aimed at connecting local school children to the Gippsland Lakes,

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Welcoming migratory birds – and a funding announcement!

Harriet Shing, Labour’s Member for Eastern Victoria, took the opportunity to confirm $10 million in funding for the Gippsland Lakes at yesterday’s Welcome Back the Birds event at Eagle Point. Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee co-chair, Angus Hume, said this was an exciting boost for the health of the Gippsland Lakes. “The $10 million grant will

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Kids tackle a messy earth

Kids tackle a messy earth

More than 300 children attended the Sustainable Schools’ Expo in Sale recently learning how to live in a more sustainable way. Ash Hall from DELWP said the children, from 13 local primary schools, participated in a range of activities. “The kids built bee boxes, learnt about composting, renewable energy, indigenous foods and a lot more,”

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Paynesville students @ book launch

Kids excited over published books

Did you ever think that seagrass was awesome? How many interesting things can you recall about a platypus? You can find out all the facts with the latest books published through the Love Our Lakes Enviro-Stories program. Paynesville year 6 students were given the opportunity to be mentored by Nagle College’s year 9 EcoWarriors. They

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Video – Gippsland Grammar ‘Love Our Lakes Enviro-Stories’ Launch

The students of Gippsland Grammar (Bairnsdale Campus) have produced a book about “A Trip Down the Mitchell River”, launched by the Minister for Environment, Ryan Smith. For more videos please check out

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