Creative Catchment Kids

The Creative Catchment Kids program was established by Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre in 2010, and is delivered by the Petaurus Education Group Inc. on behalf of Wirraminna. The program provides opportunities for positive, cooperative activities that encourage students to learn about and respond to, natural resource management, the importance of farming, biosecurity and pest management as well as facilitating education in First People’s culture.

PeeKdesigns has been a part of the Creative Catchment Kids journey since 2011, initially through participation in our Enviro-Stories program. Enviro-Stories has not only been a highly rewarding program for both PeeKdesigns and Wirraminna, but most importantly for the students, schools, parents and other supporting agencies involved. From 2011 to 2016 there have been around 240 books published that have been written and illustrated by kids from over 60 schools from Cabramurra to Tibooburra, and everywhere in between.

Creative Catchment Kids is also a curriculum linked program that encourages links between schools and communities, encourages leadership and team work within the students, connects students with their local area and celebrates local achievements. Other Creative Catchment Kids projects that we have been involved with include:

Creative Catchment Kids Key Achievements

  • Winner of the 2016 National Junior Landcare Team Award.
  • Winner of the 2015 NSW Junior Landcare Team Award.
  • 240 books published through the Enviro-Stories program.
  • Over 20 videos developed about Natural Resource Management issues. These are now being used in schools across Australia.
  • Presentations at the 2017 NSW Environmental Education Conference in Sydney, 2013 Australian Association for Environmental Education Conference in Melbourne, and the 2013 World Environmental Education Congress in Morocco, on the achievements of the Creative Catchment Kids program.
  • Development of vast teacher and student curriculum resources that link to videos on various topics.
  • Supporting the development of over 80 NRM projects with schools.
  • Establishing a vast education network for sharing and responding.
  • Empowering students in developing more resilient landscapes.

 

PICTURED ABOVE: The Governor of NSW, His Excellency General The Honorable David Hurley and Mrs. Hurley are presented with Creative Catchment Kids books written by Deniliquin South Public School students about their ‘local heroes’. July 2015


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