Seeds of Sustainability – Sustainability Education for Preschools
Seeds of Sustainability is a sustainability education program for preschools of the Camden Local Government Area (LGA). The Seeds of Sustainability program was officially launched on 19 November 2014.
Seeds of Sustainability addresses the four key themes of waste, water, biodiversity and energy and assists early education service providers in taking an active role in caring for their environment and contributing to a sustainable future in line with the Early Learning Years Framework.
Council offers the following incursions as part of the Seeds of Sustainability program to address the key themes of water, energy and biodiversity.
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!
In Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! children will learn basic waste minimisation concepts and how they can make simple choices to reduce waste, reuse and recycle everyday items at both preschool and at home! ‘Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!’ if offered to local preschools on Wednesdays and consists of the following:
- 12.30pm – 1pm Reduce! Reuse! Recycle! Waste and recycling talk
- 1pm – 2pm Up-close experience with Council’s recycling truck
* Preschools to organise parental permission (if required)
** Truck requires suitable area to park eg preschool’s carpark with gates closed.
Water is Life
In Water is life children will learn about how water is needed for life. Children will have a basic understanding of water and the water cycle, the value of water and its different uses and simple ways that we can save water.
Homes & Habitats
In Homes & Habitats children will learn basic biodiversity concepts, different habitats, how animals live in these habitats and how to identify signs of biodiversity.
Let’s Power Up
In Let’s Power Up children will learn about the concept of ‘energy’, different forms of energy, how we use energy and most importantly how we save energy.
To arrange a booking for any of these incursions at your preschool, contact Council’s Waste Education Officer on 4645 5007 or email.