Green Day

September 7, 2017

Mudgee Showground

Mudgee NSW 2850

Organized By

Watershed Landcare

0488 224 025

    In 2017 Watershed Landcare is organising and hosting its 9th annual Green Day environmental expo for year 5 and 6 students from the Mid-Western Regional Council area and beyond. Green Day will be held on Thursday 7th September 2017 at Mudgee Showground.

    The aim of Green Day is to provide a positive event where students have the opportunity to learn about various environmental topics. Students are encouraged to think about issues associated with soil, water, biodiversity, sustainability and climate and how they can make changes to the way they live. Green Day is also an opportunity for students to learn about various organisations and businesses and their roles in environmental management.

    This year, 580 students from 14 schools will be participating in the event.

    Each year Green Day has a different theme, and a special guest presenter.

    We have been fortunate to secure the services of Ruben Meerman, a.k.a the Surfing Scientist!, as keynote speaker for our 9th annual Green Day event.

    Ruben is a passionate science educator, who travels extensively throughout Australia running exciting and engaging science sessions for primary and high school students. He has featured on popular television shows including Catalyst, Sleek Geeks, Studio 3, Sunrise, Roller Coaster, and was the first ever resident scientist on Playschool. He recently authored Big Fat Myths, which explores common myths around weight loss and dieting.

    Ruben will run three, one hour sessions focusing on our key themes of water, waste, biodiversity and energy, and focus particularly on the science behind the problems and solutions for key environmental challenges, including plastic pollution.

    The theme of this year’s event is GoMAD, an acronym for Go Make A Difference, the theme aligns with a popular environmental education program undertaken by the NSW Department of Education.

    At Green Day students learn how science, technology, industry, environment and community can all work together and achieve suitable outcomes for all concerned.

    A total of 19 workshop presenters from a number of different local businesses and organisations will take part in this event. Students will learn about managing pest species, water quality, habitat protection and waste reduction.

    This year we have workshops from staff at Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Mid-Western Regional Council, Red Hill Environmental Education Centre, NetWaste, Niche Environment and Heritage, Barnson Pty Ltd, Royal Agricultural Society, Crave Natural and Rosby Sculptures in the Garden.

    Green Day would not be possible without the support of Mid-Western Regional Council, Office of Environment and Heritage, Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Peabody Energy, Moolarben Coal, Red Hill Environmental Education Centre and Niche Environment and Heritage.

    These important sponsors and supporters mean that Watershed is able to plan and execute Green Day with no costs to schools and students. All aspects of the day including transport and lunch are provided.

    For further information, or to be involved as a sponsor, presenter or participant please contact Vivien Howard, Green Day Coordinator, on 0488 224 025 or at vivien@watershedlandcare.com.au