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Scouting @ Home

What’s in your Backyard?

Have you stopped to observe and record what is in your backyard? With all this time being spent in and around the home, now is the perfect time to find out, and Landcare are keen to hear about it too!

 

Junior Landcare ambassador Costa Georgiadis wants kids across Australia cooped up inside to grab a camera or you a mobile device to snap photos of what’s in their backyard and send it to Junior Landcare. Joining forces with Junior Landcare, the popular TV star and Landcare champion launched the ‘What’s In Your Backyard?’ campaign to encourage the next generation to get into their backyard, onto their balcony or even look outside their window to see the amazing flora and fauna right on their doorstep.

 

Can you identify the native and introduced flora and fauna in your backyard?

Young people submit photos to Junior Landcare and tell us why the photo is important to them to be in with a chance to win one of ten $250 cameras. When conditions allow, the major school prize will be a visit from Costa to check out the school’s environment projects. Photo competition entrants simply select one of the four categories in biodiversity, food production, indigenous perspectives and waste management.  This is a great opportunity for the community to get young people in their life involved in this Junior Landcare campaign. Closing date is May 1.

 

You might also like to check out Scouts Australia’s Scouting @ Home resources for similar themed activities.

Junior Landcare Learning Centre

The new Junior Landcare Learning Centre features 30-minute learning activities created by education professionals for teachers and educators, parents and carers, youth and landcare community groups. The Learning Centre activities align to the school curriculum and focus on the key areas of biodiversity, food production, indigenous perspectives and waste management. Next week Junior Landcare will launch new activities for kids at home with their parents called Just for Kids

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