Creative Catchment Kids began in 2010 as an initiative of Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre. The program aims to improve engagement between our funding partners and school students across the Murray-Darling Basin. Our programs provide opportunities for positive, cooperative activities that encourage students to learn about and respond to, natural resource management and the importance of agricultural production. Since it began, more than 60 schools from Cabramurra to Tibooburra have benefited from being involved in Creative Catchment Kids each year.

Creative Catchment Kids adopted the Enviro-Stories literacy-based program in 2011 and since then it has been a highly rewarding program for the students, schools, parents and supporting agencies. Creative Catchment Kids is more than just a book writing program, it is a curriculum linked program that encourages links between schools and communities, leadership and team work within the students, connects students with their local area and celebrates local achievements.

In 2015, Creative Catchment Kids won the NSW Junior Landcare Award. This was followed up in 2016 by the program winning the National Junior Landcare Award. A great achievement for everyone involved.

Creative Catchment Kids Logo

 

Latest Update

The Creative Catchment Kids program is currently being extensively reviewed and we are currently seeking funding partners to keep the program running.

A copy of the 6 year evaluation just completed will be placed here by the end of May 2018 for all to read.

In the meantime if you need help with something dont hesitate to contact Owen at owen.dunlop@det.nsw.edu.au.

 

Virtual library

You can read hundreds of stories that have already been written by kids in the Enviro-Stories Library – many of these books have been produced under the Creative Catchment Kids program.

Thanks to our valuable supporters

 

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy