Students experience 'Nature's Recyclers'
Students get a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a selection of compost worms.
Cleanaway’s innovative kNOw WasteTM Education Program will continue its quest to educate local students through a series of visits to City of Canada Bay libraries in the coming months.
Designed to educate children and their families about the benefits of resource recovery and effective waste management in the home, the kNOw Waste Program makes use of fun activities and hands-on learning experiences such as close encounters with compost worms and giant burrowing cockroaches.
Cleanaway Education Officer, Theresa Troup, said she was looking forward to visiting Five Dock Library over the school holidays to teach children the value of organic waste and how nature can recycle it into fantastic compost and fertiliser.
“We’ll be presenting a workshop called ‘Nature’s Recyclers’ that will provide the children with a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a selection of compost worms that are vital to the organic recycling process.
“At the conclusion of the workshop, all children in attendance will also receive a mini worm farm so that they can take home the message of organics recycling and waste minimisation.
“The worms make great pets too!” she said.
Following the school holidays, the kNOw Waste Program will return to local libraries to present ‘Bin Wise’ as part of preschool storytime sessions in the second week of May.
Designed to capture the attention of both the young, and the young at heart, Bin Wise storytime uses innovative methods including songs, a rubbish sorting game, and a story from picture book “In the Bin” by Kellie Bollard, to help families develop a better understanding of how to use their bins correctly.
Since commencing in 2005, Cleanaway’s kNOW WasteTM Program has been delivered to more than 13,000 children from the City of Canada Bay area. It is offered free of charge throughout the year to preschools, primary schools, secondary schools and community groups in City of Canada Bay.