This program was launched to schools in 2019, after a successful pilot program was undertaken
with the Kalamunda Secondary Education Support Centre (KSESC). The project was built upon this positive experience with KSESC and provides opportunities for other schools in the City of Kalamunda to Adopt-A-Patch.
Schools use their patch as an outdoor classroom, learn to care for local patch of bush, work with Friends Group volunteers and learn about broader sustainability principles that contribute to long term environmental health. It also provides opportunity
to engage with the schools’ parent population to assist them in managing their patch. It is anticipated that a natural progression from this will be to support and/or join a Friends Group.
The programs four main themes are:
The aims of the Adopt-A-Patch (AAP) program are to;
Schools, groups and education centres that have already started working on an Adopt-A-Patch include:
There are other schools that we are currently working with to embrace the Adopt-A-Patch program.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the City of Kalamunda's Environmental Education and Engagement Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 9257 9854 during office hours.
Starting your Adopt-A-Patch is as easy. Below are a few ideas on how students and classes can participate and learn about their environment.
Outdoor Classroom Day is a great opportunity to encourage and showcase our diverse environment. In 2022, this was celebrated on 3rd November.
The following resources aims to provide a steppingstone and give some ideas for schools to engage with students to support their Adopt--A-Patch program within their school environments and curriculum.
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The City of Kalamunda is proud to work with the following organisations:
A Millennium Kids citizen science initiative, funded by the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resource Management Program and supported by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and Trillion Trees.Find out more via greenlab.org.au
Green Lab 2030 // Millennium Kids from Rae Fallon on Vimeo.
Please contact the City of Kalamunda's Environmental Education and Engagement Officer via email email@example.com or via phone on (08) 9257 9854 during office hours.
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We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.