The sun was shining, and the skies were blue for the Earth Day Expo that the Your Move Team attended last Friday 5th April.
The Earth Day Expo was presented by the Australian Association for Environmental Education and Canning River Eco Education Centre and saw student, teacher and volunteer representatives from 12 schools coming together to learn about sustainability. Animal encounters, environmental programs, hand-on activities, music and an opening session delivered by Captain Clean-up all featured on the day.
The Your Move team delivered the session “Is it getting hot in here?”, a modified version of the Class Activity ‘CO2 Experiment and the Greenhouse Effect’. The session had the students stepping into the role of scientists, conducting an experiment to produce CO2, and was followed by a discussion on ways in which we can all do our bit to reduce the amount of CO2 we contribute to the environment.
The students all agreed that the journey to and from school was a great place to start reducing their carbon footprint by swapping the car trip for an active transport mode such as; walking, cycling and scooting. The discussion saw the students problem-solving issues such as overcoming distance to school by employing the strategy of driving part of the way to school then walking or cycling the rest, such is outlined in the Park and Walk initiative.
The best part of the day was undoubtedly meeting all the super enthusiastic kids who are passionate about the environment, especially the representatives from two of our Your Move schools, Bannister Creek PS and Bibra Lake PS!
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