The Earth Assist October school holiday program is fast approaching!
The program is a great opportunity for students to get hands on conservation experience, meet like- minded friends, industry professionals, and give back to the community.
Places fill up fast, so please make sure you to fill out the attached registration form and email the program coordinator, Laura Folan (firstname.lastname@example.org), which dates you would like to volunteer on as soon as possible.
If you are interested in doing some volunteer work this would be a great way to get started. Get a group of friends together and give it a go.
Time Required:October School holiday 8:45AM – 3pm
Training: on the job
Requirements: Please note that participants must have turned 15 years old by the project day to participate in the program. Participants need to bring their own food for the day, wear long trousers, long sleeves, enclosed shoes, and a hat. Conservation Volunteers provides water, sunscreen, educational resources, tools & equipment, and activity-appropriate safety & personal protective equipment.
This is what they will be getting up to these holidays:
Tuesday 1st October: Working with SERCUL, another not-for-profit environmental group, at Yule Brook. Activities include: Planting and learning about macroinvertebrates.
Read more about SERCUL here: https://www.sercul.org.au
Thursday 3rd Oct: Yanchep National Park: Learn about native flora and biodiversity. Activities include: hollow knocking to check for fauna presence in trees and weeding.
More About Yanchep National Park here: https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/yanchep
Friday 4th Oct: Perth Hills Discovery Centre- Learning about fauna monitoring with the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) at their wonderful education centre in the hills. Followed by track maintenance and weeding.
Read more about the Perth Hills Discovery Centre here:https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/perth-hills-discovery-centre
Monday 7th Oct: Department of Education in Padbury- Learn about native flora and biodiversity. Activities include: Weeding and laboratory activities with a wildlife ecologist
Tuesday 8th Oct: Kanyana Wildlife Centre- learn about wildlife rehabilitation. Activities include: cleaning enclosures, food prep, and gardening.
Read more about Kanyana here: https://kanyanawildlife.org.au/about-us/
Wednesday 9th Oct: Mullaloo Beach– working with the local friends group to restore the dunes. Activities include: Marine debris survey and weeding.
Thursday 10th Oct: APACE Native Nursery– Learn about local flora and how they are propagated. More about APACE here: https://apacewa.org.au/nursery/