Environmental awareness is childs play

Students from Dunoon Public School, making a collective pledge to have waste-free lunches, were among 270 students from local schools who joined in a day of activities at Lismores Riverside Park yesterday (Wednesday) to mark World Environment Day.

Presented by Lismore City Council, the day was designed to teach kids about environmental issues in a fun way, with the children enjoying live theatre performances and interactive displays such as the miniature Catchment Activity Model, complete with flushing toilets, rainwater tanks and storm water drains, which showed students where wastewater goes.

Rous Water held a water conservation relay and there was also a tree planting on the riverbank, lessons on bush tucker and the history of the Wilsons River, and a performance by Bundjalung dancers.

The great thing about this event is we have specialists in their field dispersing information in a really hands-on, interactive way, said Lismore Councils catchment management officer, Vanessa Tallon. It makes for a holistic experience and the children have a great time learning about really important environmental practices.


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