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June 2018

World Environment Day

June 5, 2018

World Environment Day aims to inspire more people than ever before to take action to prevent the growing strain on planet Earth’s natural systems from reaching the breaking point. The theme for 2018 is a very important one, Beat Plastic Pollution - If you can't reuse it, refuse it! You might like to consider how you can reduce your plastic use at school, at home and in the community. Find out more about the issue and World Environment Day now.

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You get the chance to ‘Ask the expert’ all about platypus

June 5, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

We invite schools to come and learn more about the amazing platypus on World Environment Day. Join Tiana Preston (Melbourne Water) who works with the community to monitor, raise awareness and protect platypus in Melbourne’s waterways.   DATE: Tuesday 5 June, 2018 TIME: 11.30am (30 minute session) WHERE: Virtual session (you join in from your school) You can join the virtual session through your Polycom device (government schools), tablet (with Polycom app) or on a computer through your Skype for…

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July 2018


July 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation. Under the theme - Because of her, we can! - NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July. For more ideas on how to celebrate the week visit the NAIDOC website. Don't forget to share…

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Schools Tree Day

July 27, 2018

National Tree Day is a "call to action" for all Australians to put their hands in the earth and give back to their community. Each year, about 300,000 people volunteer their time to engage in environmental activities that educate individuals about the world around them. It's a day to venture outdoors and get to know your community, and most importantly, to have fun! Each year, around 3,000 preschools, kindies, primary and high schools across Australia take part in Schools Tree…

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August 2018

National Science Week

August 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

2018 school theme: Game changers and change makers Find out more about the theme, events being run, how to host your own event (there are grants available nationally and locally to help support events, as well as tips on how to run a successful public event). Download the poster about the week here, but more information and resources can be found on the National Science Week website.

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September 2018

National Biodiversity Month

September 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Find out more about what this biodiversity month celebrates, and what you can do. Watch this video to inspire your great and get them thinking!

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Landcare Week September 2018 dates TBC

September 2, 2018 - September 8, 2018

Find a local group and celebrate Landcare Week.   You can search for your local Landcare group here (the green pop up!).   More details about Landcare Week 2018 to come.    

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River Detectives training session – WIMMERA

September 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Horsham Angling Club Rooms, Dixon Drive, Horsham,

For teachers already involved in the River Detectives Program and also for teachers who want to know more about River Health and Catchment Management, or are interested in taking part in River Detectives. Suitable for primary and secondary schools.   We will be exploring water quality testing, macro-invertebrate sampling, the River Detectives website, and the Wimmera River Catchment.   RSVP: Jeanie Clark enviroed4all@skymesh.com.au 5394 1178 or Bronwyn Bant 0400 593 500 bronwyn@platypus.org.au

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October 2018

National Waterbug Blitz 2018

October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

For October get out and check out what waterbugs are in your local area and contribute to National Waterbug Blitz 2018  

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National Water Week 2018

October 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate National Water Week - October 2018 Theme: Water for me, Water for all Check out what your local Catchment Management Authority or water authority are doing to celebrate! Some ideas for celebrating National Water Week at your school might be (or more here!): Participate in your local National Water Week poster competition. Dress-up day at school (with a water theme) or a blue dress-up day (collect gold coin donations and donate) Clean up a river, stream or dam close to your school by removing…

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