1. Woolworths Junior Landcare $1 Million Grants Program – grants open
The latest round of the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants program has officially opened, offering primary schools and early learning centres across Australia the chance to share in $1 million to help grow the next generation of environmental champions. Woolworths and Landcare Australia are calling on all Aussie primary schools and early learning centres to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to help them develop projects focused on sustainability and inspiring students to play an active role in the future of their natural environment. This could include growing veggie or bush tucker gardens, creating compost for school gardening beds, setting up nest boxes or creating habitats to protect native wildlife.
The schools in your region may like to apply for this grant to help them get started on a Landcare project.
A guide of Top 10 Woolworths Junior Landcare Project Ideas
is available here, with ideas to help bring environmental education and First Nations perspectives into your school or early learning centre.
Applications for the 2023 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants are open now and close 17 March 2023. To find out more about the Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants Program and to apply, visit juniorlandcare.org.au.
2. Junior Landcare Professional Development Webinar with Costa on Tuesday 7 March at 4pm AEDT
How to use Junior Landcare’s new First Nations perspectives resources in community group and classrooms hosted by Junior Landcare educator and landcare facilitator Sam Harrison – this website for educators and landcare facilitators working with schools.
Join Junior Landcare ambassador Costa Georgiadis in conversation with proud Wiradjuri man and First Nations educator Adam Shipp about the importance of embedding First Nations perspectives into everyday learning and environmental education for children and young people. This exciting Junior Landcare webinar will also provide a first-hand look and discussion around two new series of First Nations perspectives resources coming to the Junior Landcare Learning centre:
· First Nations Yarning Circle series
· How to connect with Traditional Owners and First Nations people in your Community series.
The 60 minute webinar will be held on Tuesday March 7 at 4pm (AEDT), educators will receive a professional development certificate.
To register please click here:
3. Landcare Farming Program Webinar - Maximising Ecosystem Opportunities to Fit Your Business: Biodiversity
In an industry increasingly concerned with aligning best practice land and biodiversity management with profitable production, improving biodiversity literacy and understanding environmental accounting methods is critical for producers. The presentation will last for 1 hour and 40 minutes followed by 20 minutes of audience questions. With the support of five industry experts, this webinar will help:
· Grow your understanding of biodiversity on-farm and the emerging biodiversity markets
· Improve your capacity to participate in emerging environmental markets
· Develop your knowledge of environmental condition and natural capital accounting systems
· Enhance your skills in natural capital accounting and environmental assessment
· Facilitated by Pamela Greet (Future Ag QLD), it features a panel of 5 speakers: Dr Hugh Possingham (University of Queensland), Dr Amanda Hansson (Accounting for Nature), Dr Ryan Wilson (DCCEEW), Dr Hayley McMillan (DAF QLD), and Nadia Campbell (Goondicum Pastoral).
The webinar will be held on Tuesday 4 April 1pm to 3pm (AEDT)
To register please click here: https://landcareaustralia.org.au/webinars/
You can catch up on previous webinars, or subscribe to receive updates here: https://landcareaustralia.org.au/webinars/
4. Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants – opens March 6
Applications for the 2023 Gallagher Electric Fencing Grants
will launch on March 6. A total pool of $176,000 (ex-GST) of support is available for up to 22 groups or individuals for use on conservation and biodiversity protection projects aligned with the priority areas of conservation exclusion/inclusion fencing, riparian protection and farm dam restoration. Each grant is valued at up to $8000 (ex-GST) and must be used on electric fencing materials that are determined in consultation with the applicant’s local Gallagher Territory Manager. More information will be available on the Landcare Australia website from March 6.