Youth creating habitat
This project works with the NRM Education Project to involve youth in monitoring and on ground conservation works to create habitat for threatened species and enhance biodiversity.
The project will build upon the success of the two year pilot project, which commenced in June 2011. A grant sponsorship program will be available for schools to continue on- ground works or to develop biodiversity gardens on their school grounds.
Youth creating habitat involves students from several South East schools who work on a variety of on-ground projects, such as tree planting, weed removal, seed propagation and breeding endangered native pygmy perch fish.
In line with the management action targets of our regional NRM Plan, this project includes:
- engaging schools
- increasing community awareness.
Youth creating habitat video
The Youth creating habitat video has been produced to showcase some of the projects undertaken with students, teachers and stakeholders. You can view the video on YouTube.
Copies of the video on DVD have been distributed to schools throughout our region. If you school does not receive a copy or would like a copy, please contact us.
This project is supported by South East Natural Resources Management Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.