ENVIROMENTORS®

NSW’s leading incursion-based environmental education service.

ENVIROMENTORS®

Since 1994, EnviroMentors® has been the country’s leading mobile incursion-based environmental education program, reaching every corner of NSW with sustainability workshops.

EnviroMentors® modules provide a range of education services to improve community awareness and engagement on local sustainability issues and initiatives. Like other KAB NSW programs, EnviroMentors® focuses on motivating communities to participate in simple and practical ways to improve their local environment. Our team are qualified educators as well as experts in sustainability.

The EnviroMentors® program offer a series of different workshops that cover a range of current environmental issues. All modules are designed to engage students through movement and fun activities.

ENVIROMENTORS® FOR COUNCILS
ENVIROMENTORS® FOR SCHOOLS

ABOUT

All our EnviroMentors ® workshops are designed to encourage students to become environmental stewards in their households, spreading the message to the wider community. The pace of the workshops is mixed by incorporating games, kinaesthetic learning and props to keep children engrossed and actively engaged.

Modules are tailored for each learning stage, from preschool to Year Six (ages 4 to 13).

Workshops run for 45 minutes to an hour, with educators conducting up to five sessions per day. Schools receive a pack which includes follow up resources.

WASTE DISPOSAL AND MINIMISATION MODULES

We offer three focussed modules on the issue of waste management, waste reduction, correct bin use and recycling:

In the Bin

Analysis of waste items to identify the best waste for common households items, including kerbside, pick up and drop off services in the LGA. Students learn about the importance of sorting waste correctly, what happens to waste and the waste hierarchy.

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Recycling

Exploration of recyclable items using domestic services in their LGA, drop of points for tricky recycling and Return and Earn initiatives. Students learn to identity waste as a valuable resource that can be used over to conserve natural resources.

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Lunches Unwrapped

Developing an understanding of how waste is sorted and where it ends up, students identify the best practices in packing lunches, how to avoid waste and which bin is best to use when it cannot be avoided.

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CATCHMENT HEALTH AND LITTER MODULES

Covering stormwater systems, pollutant and litter travel through local catchments and the environmental consequences:

Keeping Waterways Clean

Positive strategies to prevent stormwater pollution are developed as students learn the difference between sewage and stormwater systems, common pollutants and their environmental implications and a deeper appreciation of the part they play in their local catchment.

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Litter

The environmental and social impacts of littered spaces is investigated as well as developing an in depth understanding of how litter travels, especially through stormwater systems. Students will understand how interconnected their surrounds are with the far-reaching implications of litter.

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ORGANIC WASTE RECYCLING

Worm Farming

Worm farming is a simple and effective way to recycle food scraps. Students enjoy discovering how a real worm farm looks and works, while learning the correct way of caring for their own.

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Composting

Students will learn fundamental lessons about disposing of the organic waste they generate – both at home and school. They will learn that their old food scraps and garden waste are a valuable resource which can be used as fertiliser. They will look at the benefits of using this resource, exploring composting as an environmentally sound alternative to reduce organic waste sent to landfill.

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RESOURCE CONSERVATION

Saving Water

Students examine the water cycle, just how much potable water we have on earth and in the local area, and how we need to share this limited sully. Current local water restrictions, dam levels and council information are included.

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Sustainability

The concept of sustainability is broken down into an easily digestible format, natural resources are explored, and students collaborate to identify actions they can take at home and school to consume less and conserve resources for future generations.

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For all education enquiries and information about OOSH and Preschool Workshops, Community Education events or adult education, please contact Hailey Durham.

HAILEY DURHAM

Education Program Manager 
education@kabnsw.org.au

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