Sustainability and Environment

The City maintains and protects the natural assets of Cockburn through natural resource management, sustainability initiatives and environmental education.

Schools can access various education for sustainability programs and initiatives through our Wetlands to Waves Environmental Education Program.

School Term Programs

  • Re-vegetation for Habitat Creation - planting, weeding, and litter pick-up excursions to enhance biodiversity in natural areas (K-12)
  • Saving Our Snake-necked Turtle – protecting local turtles through in-class activities, and excursions (K-12 Term 3)
  • Coogee Maritime Trail - shore-based maritime activities (K-12)
  • Exploring Climate Change - half-day excursions at coastal and bushland reserves, seeing onground adaption measures (Y10-12) 
  • Perth NRM (Natural Resource Management) Adopt-A-Beach program helps schools experience, learn about and conserve our
  • coastal and marine environments with in-class activities and excursions (Y1-12)
  • An annual Environment Day Schools Festival - a whole-day event full of workshops and activities teaching students to celebrate and
  • take responsibility for the earth. Includes bus transport (Y3-6).

Loan Resources

  • Coogee Maritime Trail dive and snorkel cards 
  • Beachcombing books
  • Mini-twitchers bird ID kits.

Note: we can tailor other themed activities to your needs. Program booklets are available on request.

Schools Native Plant Scheme

The City of Cockburn offers primary and secondary schools the opportunity to receive a free ‘planting for Cockatoo’s’ package with 40
local native plants for their school gardens during May. Schools must register by mid-April and demonstrate that they operate within Cockburn
and have appropriate use for the plants, as stocks and plant choice is limited.

Measure your school's Carbon Footprint 

City of Cockburn schools can access the Climate Clever program for free. Work together to reduce your carbon footprint through a guided
process to measure, audit and act, which will help your school reach its sustainability goals and save money.

School Holiday Programs and Events

  • Nature Discovery Day – explore your local patch, and Nature Storytime Trek (under 5 years)
  • WA Wildlife Education & Encounters
  • Get Wild About Wetlands at The Wetlands Centre.
Visit the Environmental Education for the Community webpage for further information.

 Workshops for Early Childhood Educators

The City has partnered with Little Green Steps to offer subsidised 'Sustainability in Early Years Settings' workshops for early years educators.
Workshops introduce what sustainability means for children 0-8 years and connect to the National Quality Standards and Early Years
Learning Framework.

 More Information

To find out more contact the City’s Environmental Education Officer by phoning 08 9411 3444 or email.

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.