Environmental Education for the Community

School holiday environmental education programs

The City delivers a number of popular free and low-cost environmental education programs each school holidays. 

An overview of the programs is provided below. Detailed information on activities, including dates, will be posted here prior to the next school holiday period.

Cockatoo Kids Club School Holiday Program 

Cockatoo KIDS Club is for all kids who enjoy getting outdoors and are 'Wild about Wildlife!' Sessions take place on Fridays in the holidays at Native ARC and also at Canning River Eco-Education Centre. Complete the online membership form below to get involved.

Cockatoo KIDS Club Membership form 

Get Wild About Wetlands School Holiday Program 

The City in partnership with The Wetlands Centre, Cockburn offers a range of exciting education sessions, hands-on activities, eco-walks, talks and night stalks! Learn more about our wetlands and natural environment. Be quick as sessions book out fast! Registrations are essential.

KIN Village School Holiday Program 

KIN Village is a ‘drop and leave’ school holiday program for 6-12 year olds that allows children to freely explore their world and community with the support of Nature Educators.

City of Cockburn residents can receive a discount when booking (one discounted ticket per family/household). Use code and enter your suburb when booking.

Native ARC School Holiday Program 

Native ARC is a not-for-profit organisation that provides medical care and rehabilitation services for injured native wildlife. Join Native ARC for their exciting wildlife and nature-based education holiday programs for kids. Learn about native animal rehabilitation and how to protect wildlife.

Nearer To Nature School Holiday Program

The City in partnership with Department of Biodiversity, Conservations and Attractions presents Nearer to Nature, a school holiday program with fun hands-on activities that explore Cockburn's wonderful coastal environment. 

City of Cockburn residents can receive 50% for 1 ticket per booking for use on selected activities. Use code and enter your suburb when booking.

Clean Up Cockburn 

Clean Up Cockburn is a community litter prevention program. offering one-off clean up events for the community.

Clean up days can be arranged for individuals, groups of friends and family, local organisational, businesses and more.

To arrange a clean-up day please contact the City’s Environmental Education Officer by phoning 08 9411 3444 or email us

Turtle Trackers – Citizen Science Program

The Turtle Trackers program is dedicated to providing information about the Long-Necked Turtle and encourages community members to report turtle sightings in support of scientific research.

Volunteers are needed to help protect this species during nesting season (September-November).

If you would like to get involved please contact the City’s Environmental Education Officer by phoning 08 9411 3444 or email us.

Little Green Steps – Early Learning Program

Little Green Steps WA work with early childhood services to help children embrace the concept of sustainability from a very young age, while assisting adults and children to actively contribute to a sustainable future. 

Little Green Steps WA works with day care centres, family day care, in home day care, kindergartens, pre-primaries, playgroups and all other services involved with young children.

The City of Cockburn works in partnership with LGSWA to provide fully subsidised sustainability workshops for early childhood teachers and educators, exploring:

  • What sustainability means
  • Reducing waste, energy and water use
  • Green cleaning
  • Learning from other cultures.

If you would like to get involved please contact the City’s Environmental Education Officer by phoning 08 9411 3444 or email us.

Catchments, Corridors and Coasts - professional development sponsorships

Catchments, Corridors and Coasts opens in a new window is a three-day professional development course for environmental educators, including teachers and sustainable school’s initiative participants.

Participants are taken on a journey, exploring environmental issues of importance to us all. 

Topics cover living sustainably and how each one of us can make a difference. Participants are exposed to issues and solutions while establishing valuable networks with other participants and presenters.

Two Cockburn sponsored positions are available. To express your interest, please contact the City’s Environmental Education Officer by phoning 08 9411 3444 or email us.

Catchments, Corridors and Coasts is presented by the Australian Association for Environmental Education Western Australia (AAEEWA).

More information and contact

To find out more about environmental education for the community, please contact the City’s Environmental Education Officer by phoning 08 9411 3444 or email us.

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We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.