Schools in Colac region will share in $409,500 for biodiversity projects from the Victorian Government.
Grants of up to $5,000 have been allocated to 113 recipients across Victoria through the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants.
As Victorian children and young adults return to face-to-face learning across the state, the projects will engage students in outdoor, hands-on projects and environmental learning activities. The projects and activities are designed to provide both environmental and educational outcomes, as well as health and wellbeing benefits.
The Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants are funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning through its Victorian Landcare Program. The grants are delivered by Landcare Australia as part of its Junior Landcare program.
This program contributes to Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037, the Victorian Government’s plan to stop the decline of our native plants and animals and improve our natural environment.
For more information on the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants and a full list of recipients, visit: juniorlandcare.org.au/grant/2020-victorian-junior-landcare-and-biodiversity-grants.
Quote attributable to Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria
“With students returning to face-to-face learning across Victoria, these projects will provide not only an opportunity to learn, but also promote health and wellbeing.”
“The Victorian Government is committed to encouraging young Victorians to actively care for the natural environment.”
“These projects will benefit young Victorians in Colac district by providing fun, interactive learning experiences to encourage appreciation and understanding of our natural environment.”
Recipients of 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants in Colac region:
|Group Name/School Name||Project Name||Suburb/ Town|
|Apollo Bay P-12 college||Native Revegetation Program||APOLLO BAY 3233|
|Beeac Primary School||Beeac Citizen Science Hub||BEEAC 3251|
|Colac Primary School||Sensory garden||COLAC 3250|
|Lismore Primary School||Exploring ecosystems and improving biodiversity in Lismore, Vic||LISMORE 3324|
|Thomas Carr College – The Good Samaritan Campus||GSC Flower Forest||CORAGULAC 3249|