Landcare bids for kids hearts
THE caring for the planet message came to Monto as Junior Landcare Day attracted 40 children and 20 adults at the old scout hall.
Event facilitator Carly Burnham said the purpose of the day was to promote landcare into everyday skills.
The children painted their connection to the environment and each planted a tree in the Monto Botanical Gardens.
“The essence is connecting to earth through creativity,” Ms Burnham said.
“They (the children) responded very well to the activities.”
Thomas Hanley, 12, said the best part of the day was getting outdoors; that it was more enjoyable to learn away from a classroom.
“I saw plants that I planted last year and learned why land is so important for food and wildlife,” he said.
The highlight of the day was a presentation by Radical Reptiles Bundaberg sponsored by North Burnett Regional Council.
The day was funded by the Community Development and Recovery Package via the state and federal Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.
SNAKE ALERT: David Williams, Jessica Horrocks, Prue Dow, Emily Horrocks, Sarah Horrocks and Holly Knight hang on to a long and friendly python.
SNAKE CATCHERS: Courtney Larsen, Alexis Larsen, Kaleena Egan, TJ Larsen and Bridget Farmer hold a three-metre python at Monto’s Junior Landcare Day.
SNAKE TEAM: Sylvain Le Roux, Tracey Blue, Sam Dow, Ngairie Hennessy, Bonnie Muller, Quade and Grant Burnham and Kathy Baker get friendly with the python at Monto’s Junior Landcare Day.