Students celebrate sustainability

Siobhan Stevens (11 Shelley)
Siobhan Stevens (11 Shelley)

The Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC) will co-ordinate the expo, which focuses on water, renewable energy, protecting local native animals and understanding the ways Nyungar people look after the land.

Volunteers will provide hands-on activities such as reptile handling, creating a clay creature, spotting a bird and scoop netting.

Canning Commissioner Linton Reynolds said the City was proud to promote sustainability to the next generation.

‘The Earth Day Expo is an exciting opportunity for the City of Canning to showcase its expertise as well as the CREEC facilities, to engage young people about sustainability,’ he said.

‘Educating young people about how to build a sustainable future is one of CREEC’s specialties.’

The expo will provide a day of interactive activities designed to engage and challenge the students’ thinking, covering a range of local and global issues.

Mr Reynolds said the City worked closely with local volunteer environmental groups and Earth Day was a great opportunity to celebrate those connections.

‘We hope it will help young people understand there is a lot they can do for the Earth by working together,’ he said.