Youth for the Ku-ring-gai environment

Published on 09 August 2023

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The Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden will offer activities from this month to build environmental awareness in young residents aged 11-15 years.

On Thursday 17 August between 4 and 6pm the program begins with a Campfire Conversation at the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden.

Led by Garden staff, young people will discuss environmental issues and ideas for solutions to problems as they toast marshmallows on a campfire.

The Campfire Conversation is an introduction to a five-week Youth Environmentalist program starting on Thursday 24 August.

The program is a new initiative designed to mentor young people aged 11-15 years in environmental awareness and skills. Activities include citizen science projects, scientific research, learning about different aspects of the environment and how to pass on knowledge to others.

The Youth Environmentalist program will be led by the Garden’s environmental rangers and is focused on hands-on activities.

Mayor Jeff Pettett said raising awareness and inspiring young residents to care for the environment was the main goal.

“Young people have a great passion for nature and we hope this program will channel that energy into new ideas on protecting it.”

The course is every Thursday at 4pm to 5.30pm between 24 August and 21 September and costs $60 per child.



Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council 9424 0000.


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