Kids imagination runs wild at World Environment Day
  • Tuesday 25 May 2010

Sunshine Coast children are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild at one of council’s free cardboard sculpture workshops that will be held during the Sunshine Coast World Environment Day festival on Sunday 6 June 2010.

Kids will learn how to create their own cardboard animal sculpture at a fully supervised workshop, giving parents and carers a break to look around the rest of the festival.

Workshops will run for 1.5 hours at council’s backyard biodiversity display. There are two time slots: 10.30am to 12noon and 1pm to 2.30pm. Bookings are essential. Call 5441 8689 to book.

Council’s manager of Environment Initiatives Ben McMullen said the workshops will show children how waste can be turned into a useable resource.

“The children should have lots of fun at this interactive workshop,” Mr McMullen said.

“They’ll be able to see how a simple piece of cardboard, that might once have been rubbish, can be turned into a piece of art.”

The workshops will be lead by Terry Summers, a well known artist who is renowned for his work utilizing waste cardboard to create diverse sculptural works which portray themes of humour, social comment, environmentalism and artistic dialogue.

Also at council’s backyard biodiversity display, there will be cooking demonstrations, free tree giveaways, lessons on how to attract more native wildlife into a Coast backyard, a life size Glossy Black-Cockatoo sculpture plus lots more.

The Sunshine Coast World Environment Day festival will be held at the University of the Sunshine Coast, from 9am on Sunday 6 June 2010.

Festival goers can look forward to a great free family day out with live music, a wide range of local food displays, a youth program, craft stalls, green biz expo, wildlife displays, garden workshops and a bug display.