School registrations closing for engaging environmental event
  • Tuesday 10 July 2012

Time is running out for Sunshine Coast schools to register for the Kids in Action forum, a two day event full of engaging, hands-on activities for students to learn about the importance of a sustainable environment.

Kids in Action, to be held on 29-30 August, is for students in grades 5-9 and promotes "kids teaching kids" as an effective form of learning. This project has been funded by the Sunshine Coast Environment Levy.

Schools are encouraged to register a small group of students for the event. The students can deliver a presentation about their school’s environmental initiatives or a local environmental issue. Mentors are available to assist schools with planning their presentations.

The event costs $110 per school, which includes entry for the two days, student workshops, all meals – including a celebration dinner with entertainment – and bus travel between event locations.

The forum will be held at Lake Kawana Community Centre and Cahill Scrub Bushland Reserve in Peachester.

Members of the community are invited to volunteer at the event.

Visit council's website or call 5494 3642 for more information.