Sustainability

Women working with bee hive

Bee bee-friendly

In this short interview, Anne Schneider, tells us about her love for bees and how education and care services can provide a bee-friendly environment.

Apple falling from tree

The giving tree

Shel Silverstein tells the story of a boy and a tree who love each other. The tree gives the boy everything to make the boy happy and as he grows older, the boy takes more and more.

Finding our heart

Finding our heart

Torres Strait Islander author Thomas Mayor dedicates his story about the Uluru Statement for young Australians to the children. How do the children think Australia’s future will look?

Wolf standing in a hotel elevator

Wolfred

When Wolfred takes on a job operating a hotel elevator he starts to investigate.. “It was the warmest of lights on the coldest of nights.” Is it always cold when there is no light? Can a lamp warm you up?

Flying boy wearing super hero costume made from recycled parts

Michael Recycle

The town of Abberdoo-Rimey is smelly and full of rubbish until Michael Recycle appears and teaches its inhabitants responsible waste management. How could we produce less waste.

Picking plastic bottle out of waterway

Clean up the mess

Impactful early experiences help to shape our personality and create personal life-long values. Cleaning your local stream, building a water purification system or investigating other ways to protect our environment in a child-led way, could be the spark to ignite the passion for sustainability.

Fox following a hen past a hen house

Rosie’s walk

This quick and simple story will help you get the attention of all children and works well with the younger ones. Encourage them to map a course for Rosie through the centre, with traps and hurdles for the fox. This is a great opportunity to expand on the language…

girl stirring a big pot

Compost stew

Use this book as a starting point for your next compost project in your service. If you don’t have the possibility to make a compost in your service let the children draw their own compost stew. What ingredients can and can’t they put into a compost? Why? What do they think happens…

Book cover: Heads and Tails by John Canty

Heads and tails

Play a little guessing game as you’re shown just the tails of a number of insects alongside descriptions of their attributes, behaviours, habitats and movements. How many insects can the children recognise…

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