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Mornington Peninsula Schools Environment Week

On 15 March 2016 students from a range of schools and kindergartens across the Mornington Peninsula descended on Briars Historic Park in Mount Martha for the launch of the annual Mornington Peninsula Schools Environment Week.

In its 33rd year, Mornington Peninsula Schools Environment Week is one of the longest running environmental events for primary school children in Victoria.  This year’s event was held between 15 and 18 March 2016, with over 2500 students attending from schools in Hastings, Sorrento, Langwarrin and Frankston.

The week is full of fun and interactive activities designed to help connect students to their environment by promoting awareness and care of the environment and complements primary school programs linked to environmental science, recycling and sustainability.

This year’s event consisted of a range of hands-on activities and targeted education touching on a range of topics including horticulture, water conservation, marine studies, ecology, native fauna and flora, wetlands health, indigenous foods and culture, woodlands habitats, sustainable living and many more.

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Photo — Mornington Peninsula Schools’ Environment Week is one of the many local community programs we are proud to support.

Having supported this event for a number of years, Esso Australia and BHP Billiton were proud to continue our support in 2016. Ruan de Witt, Esso Australia’s Safety, Health, Environment and Security Advisor, attended the launch to see the programs in action.

“Having attended the launch, it was great to see students get an opportunity to increase their environmental awareness through the many interactive displays and hands-on activities which were both fun and educational,” said Ruan.

Learn more about Mornington Peninsula Schools Environment Week.

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