Greening school grounds
School Habitat for Wildlife
School grounds are often mini-corridors between bushland reserves. Join the Backyard Habitat for Wildlife program to learn how to create wildlife-friendly habitat.
Landcare in Schools
The Landcare in Schools program encourages local students to be more involved with our natural environment, and supports Lake Mac schools to create thriving, healthy surroundings for students to learn and grow in.
Many Lake Mac schools have incorporated Landcare activities into their school program through the curriculum, elective subjects and even as a weekly sport activity.
The Landcare in Schools program supplies Lake Mac schools with resources for environmental projects, such as creating bush food gardens, wildlife habitats or even an organic vegetable plots. The program provides schools with free plants for these projects, as well as for planting events including National Plant a Tree Day (held on the last Friday of July). Landcare in Schools also offers expert advice on how to start these environmental projects and provides species recommendations tailored to your location.
To request any of these resources, send the completed form to email@example.com or contact the Landcare Resource Centre on 4921 0392.
Community ecosystem monitoring
Join the Community Ecosystem Monitoring Program and help to measure the health of your school’s local terrestrial and aquatic environments.
Additional resources to help enhance your school environment:
- Native gardening fact sheet
- Beginners guide to vegetable and herb gardens
- Creating compost
- Tips for making mulch
- Easy worm farming guide
- Green cleaning recipes
- Living Lake Macquarie guides
Page last updated: 20 June 2019