Environmental Education

World Environment Day Primary Schools Festival June 2017

The City invites primary schools in Cockburn to apply to attend the 2017 World Environment Day Primary Schools Festival. The festival is a day packed full of fun and interactive environmental education activities including wildlife encounters, tree planting, aboriginal adventures and more!

The festival is free and the City provides travel for all schools to the event. The City hosts the event in partnership with the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, Native ARC and 1st Bibra Lake Scouts.

Little Green Steps

Little Green Steps WA (LGSWA) works with early childhood services in the City 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. LGSWA 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.

Please see What’s On for a list of upcoming workshops.

Environmental Education Initiatives for Schools Program

The City of Cockburn is pleased to offer local schools a range of environmental education for sustainability initiatives to assist teachers to deliver best practice education linked to the current curriculum. We can tailor activities to your needs so please contact the City to discuss.

Turtle Watch

Six of the world’s seven species of marine turtles are found in WA waters including the green, hawksbill and loggerhead turtles.

The Long-Necked Turtle (Chelodina colliei) has an oblong shell and a long neck. This turtle species is unique to the freshwater wetlands and waterways of the Perth metropolitan area and throughout the south west. Visit Native Animals for more information.

Adopt-a-Spot Program

Keep Australia Beautiful WA (KAB WA) recently launched the community litter prevention program 'Adopt-a-Spot', which encourages individuals, community groups and businesses to 'adopt' a site in their local community. KAB and the City of Cockburn need the community's help in the fight against litter.
Five groups have already adopted a spot in the City. To 'adopt your local spot' contact the Keep Australia Beautiful Council.

School holiday environmental education programs

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

Native ARC School Holiday Program

Please visit What’s On for information on Native ARC’s school holiday program, Wildlife Education and Encounters.

Cockatoo Kids Club

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. Visit What’s On for more information.

Get Wild About Wetlands

There are lots of exciting education sessions that make up the Get Wild About Wetlands school holiday program. Join us for an eco-walk, talk or night stalk! At the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre. Be quick as sessions book out fast! Registrations essential. Visit What’s On for more information.

More information and contact 

Please contact the Environmental Education Officer for more information on 08 9411 3444 or at environmentalmanagement@cockburn.wa.gov.au 



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Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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