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Project Description


Waste programs focus on the ‘Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’ philosophy and include environmental impacts of current practices and strategies to overcome them.

Duration of activities: ~ 50 minutes
Available for: Grade 3 to 6


You can mix and match activities from two different programs.

  • Discover how everyday choices can have a long-lasting effect on the environment
  • Investigate how long it takes common pieces of packaging, rubbish and other household items to break down with our waste timeline
  • Play “In the Bin”, a waste-busting team game that sorts the contents of an average bin
  • Investigate the CERES worm farm and discover the problems with organics in landfill
  • Handle a real worm and learn about its role in the composting cycle
  • Hunt for minibeasts and learn about food webs and their importance to a healthy environment
  • Explore the environmental and human impacts of paper production
  • Learn about paper fibres, types of paper and the paper recycling process
  • Make and take home your own recycled paper using shredded waste paper
  • Learn some of the Indigenous and European history of the Merri Creek and its changes over time
  • Walk along the creek and observe sources of litter and pollution in drains and waterways, and consider how this affects water quality and the environment
  • Investigate the litter trap and consider ways to prevent litter and pollution in waterways
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Contact the Education Bookings Team

(03) 9389 0144

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