Past Programs

Browse through the variety of past programs we have run with the support of our sponsors.

Feral Animals (2015)

The 2015 Feral Animals Enviro-Stories program will focus on schools from the Central West and Central Tablelands regions of New South Wales. It is being supported by the Invasive Animals CRC.

Results

  • 10 books were published
  • 10 books will be published on iBooks

Sponsors

  • Central West Local Land Services
  • Central Tablelands Local Land Services

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Feral Animals (2014)

The 2014 “Feral Animals” Enviro-Stories program focussed on raising awareness of local feral animals in 5 regional communities from across Australia. The 5 published books were from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

Results

  • 5 books were published
  • 1200 copies of books were printed and distributed
  • 5 books will be published on iBooks

Sponsors

  • Invasive Animals CRC

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Local Land Heroes (2015)

The Creative Catchment Kids program is running the Local Land Heroes theme again, this time with a focus on people and businesses working in the agricultural pest plant, animal and disease industries.

Results

  • 56 books were published
  • Approx. 2500 books were printed and distributed

Sponsors

  • Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre
  • Murray Local Land Services
  • Riverina Local Land Services
  • Origin Energy

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Local Land Heroes (2014)

In 2014, students involved in the Creative Catchment Kids program (from across the Murray and Darling catchments of inland NSW) researched and wrote stories about ‘Local Land Heroes’ – people, businesses or industries who contribute to productive agriculture and healthy environments along the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers and western NSW.

Results

  • 52 books were published
  • 3200 copies of books were printed and distributed
  • 3 books were published on iBooks

Sponsors

  • Murray Darling Association
  • Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre
  • Murray Local Land Services
  • Riverina Local Land Services
  • Western Local Land Services
  • Australian Government

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Love Our Lakes (2015)

The Love Our Lakes Enviro-Stories Education Program was run again in 2015 with 7 primary schools from the East Gippsland region of the Lakes catchment.

Results

  • 7 books were published
  • 1750 copies of books were printed and distributed

Sponsors

  • Gippsland Lakes Ministerial Advisory Committee
  • James Yeates Printing

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Love Our Lakes (2014)

The Love Our Lakes Enviro-Stories Education Program was run in 2014 with 10 primary schools from the East Gippsland region of the Lakes catchment. One ‘pilot’ book was also prepared in 2013. Students wrote and illustrated books on why they love the Gippsland Lakes. Their topics included: local towns, local rivers, wildlife and seagrass.

Results

  • 11 books were published
  • 2850 copies of books were printed and distributed
  • 11 books were published on iBooks

Sponsors

  • Gippsland Lakes Ministerial Advisory Committee
  • James Yeates Printing
  • Victorian Association for Environmental Education
  • Eagle Point Primary School

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Tools, Totems and Tucker

The “Tools, Totems and Tucker” Enviro-Stories program was run in 2014. The focus of the theme was to help raise awareness of Aboriginal culture of the Central West and Central Tablelands region of NSW, which is primarily Wiradjuri country.

Results

  • 10 books were published
  • 2500 copies of books were printed and distributed
  • 10 books were published on iBooks

Sponsors

  • Central West Local Land Services
  • Central Tablelands Local Land Services

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Farming Families

The “Farming Families” Enviro-Stories program was run in 2014. The focus of the theme was to engage students in learning about our valuable farms and share their own stories, or stories from their families.

Results

  • 9 books were published
  • 4500 copies of books were printed and distributed
  • 9 books were published on iBooks

Sponsors

  • Cotton Research and Development Corporation
  • North West Local Land Services
  • Northern Tablelands Local Land Services

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Catchment Champions

In 2013, students involved in the Creative Catchment Kids program researched and wrote stories about ‘Catchment Champions’, people who have made important contributions to managing natural resources in their local community.

Results

  • 43 books were published

Sponsors

  • Murray Catchment Management Authority
  • Murray Darling Association
  • Burrumbuttock Public School
  • Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre
  • Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority

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Save Our Species

The “Save Our Species” Enviro-Stories program was run in 2013. The focus of the theme was to engage students in learning about threatened species, why they are under threat and how we can look after them into the future.

Results

  • 17 books were published
  • 3 books were published on iBooks
  • 7570 copies of books were printed and distributed

Sponsors

  • Central West Catchment Management Authority
  • Lachlan Catchment Management Authority
  • Cotton Research and Development Corporation
  • Border Rivers-Gwydir Catchment Management Authority
  • Cotton Australia

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Biodiversity of the Murray Catchment

The “Biodiversity of the Murray Catchment” Enviro-Stories program was run in 2012. This program was run through the Murray Catchment Management Authority’s Creative Catchment Kids program. Student wrote stories about local wildlife and ecosystems that can be found within the Murray catchment.

Results

  • 44 books were published

Sponsors

  • Murray Catchment Management Authority
  • Murray Darling Association
  • Burrumbuttock Public School
  • Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre
  • Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority
  • Teys Australia
  • Riverina Environmental Education Centre
  • Murray-Darling Basin Authority

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Water! The life of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area

The “Water! The life of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area” Enviro-Stories program was run in 2012. The focus of the theme was to engage students in learning about how water is used in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, with a focus on their local wetlands.

Results

  • 3 books were published

Sponsors

  • Murrumbidgee Irrigation
  • MIA EnviroWise

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Our Farmers, Our Future

The “Our Farmers, Our Future” Enviro-Stories program was run in 2012. The focus of the theme was to engage students in learning about farming, where our food comes from and sustainable agriculture. A majority of the students in the target region live on the land and they were able to tell stories from personal experiences.

Results

  • 16 books were published
  • 7730 copies of books were printed and distributed

Sponsors

  • Central West Catchment Management Authority
  • Cotton Catchment Communities CRC
  • Border Rivers-Gwydir Catchment Management Authority

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An Aussie Bush Tale

The “An Aussie Bush Tale” Enviro-Stories program was run in 2011. The focus of the theme was to engage students in the active investigation of the Australian bush and all the ecological interactions that it holds. Two program were run in this year, onw with the Central West Catchment Management Authority and Cotton Catchment Communities CRC and the other as a trial with the Murray Catchment Management Authority’s Creative Catchment Kids program.

Results

  • 17 books were published
  • 8470 copies of books were printed and distributed

Sponsors

  • Central West Catchment Management Authority
  • Cotton Catchment Communities CRC
  • Murray Catchment Management Authority
  • Murray Darling Association
  • Burrumbuttock Public School
  • Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre

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Mallee’s Hidden Treasures

The “Mallee’s Hidden Treasures” Enviro-Stories program was run in 2011. The focus of the theme was to engage students in the active investigation of threatened species that live within the Mallee catchment.

Results

  • 3 books were published

Sponsors

  • Mallee Catchment Management Authority

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Fur and Fins, Feet and Beaks

The “Fur and Fins, Feet and Beaks” Enviro-Stories program was run in 2010. The focus of the theme was to engage students in the active investigation of living things found in and around waterways.

Results

  • 13 books were published
  • 8130 copies of books printed and distributed

Sponsors

  • Central West Catchment Management Authority
  • Cotton Catchment Communities CRC

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Creepy Crawlies…Life Underground

The “Creepy Crawlies…Life Underground” Enviro-Stories program was run in 2009. The focus of the theme was to engage students in the active investigation of living things found in and around the soil.

Results

  • 13 books were published
  • 11500 copies of books printed and distributed

Sponsors

  • Central West Catchment Management Authority
  • Cotton Catchment Communities CRC

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