Walka Water Works to host Environmental Youth Forum

Walka Water Works to host Environmental Youth Forum

In conjunction with Hunter Resource Recovery and Hunter Local Land Services, Maitland City Council will host the 15th Maitland Environmental Youth Forum on Wednesday 30 May at Walka Water Works.

The forum will be held from 9.30am to 2.30pm, with students and teachers from local primary and secondary schools set to participate in a range of activities.

Council’s Manager Development and Environment David Simm says, ‘The forum aims to encourage and inspire students and teachers from primary and high schools across the Maitland area to become involved in the environment.

‘It will allow participants to engage with people that work in the environment field in relation to local, regional and international environmental problems. It will also build the existing success of the Maitland Schools Environment Program which implements environmental activities into local school communities’.

Students and teachers will have the opportunity to participate in a number of environmental presentations and hands on workshops on the day, and the key note speaker will be Tim Silverwood, the co-founder and CEO of ‘Take 3 for the Sea’. The Australian Museum will also provide educational kits to allow students to explore and learn about bush tucker, reptiles and living on the land.

Along with Council, Hunter Resource Recovery, NSW Rural Fire Service, Department of Primary Industries (Marine Parks), Wetlands Environmental Education Centre, Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, Hunter Region Landcare Network, Hunter Water, Hunter Bird Observer’s, Hunter Local Land Services, Rix’s Creek Coal Mine and Riverdene Nurseries will also provide presentations as a part of the forum.