R&S invite you to join us in revegetating the Annulus Billabong, Yarra Flats Park. Help increase the biodiversity of the area and provide habitats for the local wildlife.
Any questions? Email Sarah firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 10:30-1pm, Saturday 11th May
Where: Yarra Flats Park, Eaglemont. Meet at Yarra Flats Park carpark, off Yarra Flats Entry Road. Access Yarra Flats Entry Road off The Boulevard, near corner of Banksia Street.
BYO: gardening gloves, reusable water bottle, minimal-waste packed lunch
Wear: weather-appropriate attire- hat & sunscreen or rain jacket, closed-toed shoes.
*Invitation only. RSVP essential for each participant. Please note this is a youth-only event. Parents will be asked to wait in a designated area, otherwise can pick up their child at the completion of the event. Event most suited to children aged 8 to 18.
Outline of the event:
- Smoking Ceremony/Welcome to Country
- Introduction from Minister Lily D’Ambrosio
- Speech by Dr Jane Goodall
- Tree planting
Please note that the tree planting will finish at 1pm. Please ensure participants have a snack prior to the event and bring a packed minimal-waste lunch to eat after the event concludes.
Medical: a first-aid certified officer will be present on the day with a basic first aid kit. Participants that have known anaphylaxis and/or asthma MUST bring their own Epipen and/or Inhaler.
Contact for the day: Sarah Triolo 0414 328 119.
Roots & Shoots is a global network of young people taking action to improve our world. This youth-led action program empowers young people to become the type of leaders who will make the right choices to build a better world. Through the program, participants identify and address problems in their communities, while developing skills and traits of compassionate leaders.
The following are examples of some of our recent projects that showcase the amazing work Roots & Shoots do.
Last year Roots & Shoots organised an Activity Day at CERES Community Environmental Park. The theme of the day was Peace and the day started off with a talk by Iranian Refugee, Moshtagh Heidari, who spoke about his experiences as a refugee in Australia. Roots & Shoots Victorian coordinator Asitha Samarawickrama spoke about the importance of peace and Dr Jane’s message for peace with our fellow humans as well as our environment. The day concluded with students tackling how to reduce plastic waste and ocean waste. Students created a flowchart showing how plastic, when discarded, ends up in our oceans and then the students pledged to reduce waste as part of the No Waste November Global campaign.
Paola Ion is an 11 year old girl from Subiaco Primary School. Inspired by Dr Jane Goodall Paola decided to write a book for a school science project this year. With the help of our R&S National Coordinator Paola has written a fabulous book entitled 'Only if We Care'. Paola threw herself into the project, working incredibly hard and was subsequently awarded a perfect score; topping her year in this assignment. Most importantly, Paola raised awareness among her classmates about how important it is to conserve our natural world and how each of us can make a positive difference.
In June this year, Roots & Shoots volunteers in Melbourne travelled to Phillip Island to clean Summerlands Beach. Volunteers were hosted by the education team at Phillip Island Nature Parks where they learnt about the history of Phillip Island and the work done by Phillip Island Nature Parks to protect the 32 000 little penguins and other wildlife that call the island home. Volunteers spent their time collecting and sorting marine debris and had the opportunity to visit the penguin parade in the evening.