Schools for Wildlife Program
The Schools for Wildlife Program is designed to help students design and create a fully planted, wildlife-friendly garden at your school.
The Schools for Wildlife Program is designed to help students design and create a fully planted, wildlife friendly-garden at your school, consisting of online and face-to-face sessions for both students and staff.
The program is comprised of six activities:
- Site assessment (to assess garden site, no student involvement)
- Teacher Professional Development Workshop (1hr webinar)
- Online student incursion (a one-hour webinar) to build knowledge
- In-person student incursion (two 45min sessions) to design and plan for planting
- In-person student incursion (two 45min sessions) to plant garden at school
- In-person student excursion (one 45min session) to participate in a community planting in a local public space.
Schools for Wildlife was an amazing opportunity for our school to build the biodiversity of our area. The students and myself have so much more knowledge of native plants to our area and have also leant what the planting process involves and how we can grow gardens in the future. The whole school has been immersed in this project and we’re so proud to have a new garden to show off to our local community.
The incursions were so well-thought out and engaging, even for students who were not originally interested in biodiversity and wildlife. Allowing the students to design their own garden from the knowledge they learnt made them extremely excited to plant the real thing!