Parents joined with children, teachers and suppliers to learn how to participate in a sustainable lifestyle at Ettalong Public School’s environment day on June 9.
Worm farming and composting workshops conducted by Central Coast Council for parents were packed to capacity as practical tips for success were well received by all those participating.
The children enjoyed some practical lessons of their own, fishing and gardening for sustainability were just a few of the practical classes offered throughout the day.
There was also an opportunity to pat an echidna and some lizards with Karen from Walkabout Wildlife Park.
Environmental awareness and how it affects the entire community is an important part of the learning process at the school, according to organisers.
One of the main drivers of the environmental education program and environmental initiatives at the school was Year 4 teacher Ms Marika Selwood.
This year’s program was the biggest yet.
Interview, 9 Jun 2017
Rachel Dowling, Ettalong Public School
Reporter: Noel Fisher