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Schools Environment Day

Wingecarribee Schools Environment Day first commenced in October 2006 and has since grown to become one of the Southern Highlands most highly anticipated and successful annual events.

Every year approximately 700 students aged 10-12 from many of the local public and private primary schools arrive at beautiful Lake Alexandra Reserve in Mittagong, to learn and take part in environmentally focused interactive activities for a whole day.

Schools Environment Day

Over 750 students from 20 local primary schools regularly attend the annual Schools Environment Day held at beautiful Lake Alexandra in Mittagong.

Activities vary from year to year, ensuring the event continues to engage the interest of the schools and most importantly the students themselves.

Examples of activities that students have enjoyed in previous years have included worm farming, simple water quality monitoring, creating habitat for native wildlife in the backyard using old boots and pipes, interactions with live native fauna, environmental theatre, creating no dig vegetable gardens and making pizzas using solar energy.

Schools Environment Day provides a positive way of instilling important environmental messages in the minds of the students. It is an effective way of enhancing student respect and understanding of sustainable living and appreciation of the planet and its limited resources. Schools Environment Day also provides an opportunity for schools to network with other agencies.

Schools Environment Day also provides an opportunity for schools to network with other agencies. Agencies that have attended this event and hosted activities include Local Land Services, Wingecarribee Landcare and Bushcare Network, NSW Rural Fire Service, WaterNSW, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, BirdLife Southern Highlands and many more.

Further Information

For more information about Schools Environment Day, please contact:

Contact: Environmental Projects Officer

Phone02 4868 0888

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Last Updated: March 18th, 2020
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