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SED Wangaratta Geoff Hudson

Geoff Hudson, Waste Education Officer from the Rural City of Wangaratta, teaching local students about the new organics system.

Around 210 grade five students from the Wangaratta area attended the North East School Environment Day at the Park Lane Nursery in Wangaratta, on Tuesday 20 October.  Once again, this event was booked out six months in advance and a number of schools already waiting for next year’s event.

The student environment day represents the culmination of so many organisations working together to provide opportunities for schools and students to access experts in many fields of sustainability education.  Organised through the partnership between North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group (NEWRRG) and North East Catchment Management Authority (NECMA), and with the support of the Rural City of Wangaratta students attended sessions about:

•    How water bugs can tell us about the health of our rivers and designing super bugs
•    Nesting boxes
•    Solar energy
•    Cultural landscapes
•    The new food and garden organics collection service
•    Filtering water
•    Energy and circuits
•    Owls and gliders
•    How to be waste wise
•    Preparing for natural disasters
•    Biodiversity and identifying habitats

Next year the Student Environment Day events will reach a number of milestones.  The first of these events for the year will be the 30th Student Environment Day run by SEED and will most likely educate our 5,000th student.  Dates for the 2016 Student Environment Days will be advertised on the SEED website shortly.

We would like to thank Park Lane Nursery for providing and preparing the venue, Landcare for providing a marquee, the Landmate program from Beechworth for assembling and disassembling the marquee and all the presenters on the day including Landcare, North East Water, State Emergency Service, the Rural City of Wangaratta, Galen College VCAL Students, Habitat Protection and Enhancement, the Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre, NEWRRG and NECMA.

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