Students from Thirroul Public School were among the group that visited the Wollongong Botanic Gardens Discovery Centre today for Rise and Shine.
The Environmental Expo aims to raise awareness of the simple changes we can all make to make our city a better pace to live.
More than 800 students from 18 Wollongong schools will take part in workshops, learning how to be more environmentally sensitive.
Environmental Strategy Manager Jason Brown says Rise and Shine is a great campaign to help show students and community members the connection between our local challenges and the global environment. “The students learn how to use our beaches in a more environmentally sensitive manner by reducing the amount of litter and plastics.
“The theme for World Environment Day 2017 is “Connecting People To Nature”,” he says. ” At the Environmental Expo the primary school students can choose to participate in 25 workshops ranging from ‘Living with Fire’ to ‘Chickens are Magicians’.”
Photo thanks to Wollongong City Council