Enviroschools

One of the largest co-curricular groups at Botany Downs Secondary College.

We work in teams. Students choose to join one of the project based teams within Enviroschools as their main area of activity. Many also take part in the activities of other groups.

Each team meets during the college day at some point in the week to plan their activities. However, the actual action will take place after college or at weekends. It is expected that students having signed up to Enviroschools make a commitment and turn up, in the same way that they do for sports fixtures and college productions.

Enviroschools is led by two Year 13 students. They are supported by students who lead each team and by several staff members. Communication within the group is through meetings, via the College LMS and a Facebook group

There are no costs to join!

All students take part in Weedbusting; a flying squad that visits locations in the Botany area infested with Moth Plant to pull up the plants and dispose of them.

From time to time there may be beach cleanups or tree planting sessions at other local venues.

Our Groups

Kilkenny Reserve

Testing the water in the creek for chemicals and invertebrates, tree planting, monitoring the growth of native trees planted along the creek, conducting the annual garden bird survey, picking up rubbish, pest tracking.

Kindergarten Liason

Working with our neighbouring kindergarten and teaching the children about the environment.

Recycling

Collecting and recycling paper, plastics and cans.

Technology

Investigating the use of solar power, running a beehive.

Wormfarm

Turning organic waste into useful worm tea and castings.

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