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School kids have a field day with the environment

Media Release - 25 October 2011

Plumpton Park between 10am – 2pm, Wednesday October 26, 2011.

More than 180 primary school children from Blacktown and Penrith will be let loose in Plumpton Park tomorrow (Wed October 26) to learn about managing water and taking care of the environment.


The event is the second annual Regional Catchment Field day, co-hosted by Blacktown and Penrith Councils and this year organised as part of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Council’s Water in the Landscape Program.

Student will be taking part in a wide range of fun and interactive activities including a life-sized environmental board game called Eco-Pursuit, a biodiversity and wildlife walk, a conservation experiment with a mobile nursery, and potting native plants.

The students are drawn from a range of local primary schools including Mount Druitt Public School, Whalan Public School, St Francis of Assisi Primary School and Werrington Public School.

Water in the Landscape is a major community education initiative by WSROC which uses cultural events and educational activities to raise awareness about local water management issues in Western Sydney.
This year’s Regional Catchment Field Day has been designed to align with the Water in Landscape themes, and National Water Week activities.

“Water in the Landscape is a new and innovative way of getting people to think about the water in their local environments, and how it impacts on the way they live,” WSROC President Clr Alison McLaren said.

“It encourages people to think about their favourite places and the role that water plays in their lives – whether it is a spectacular river they like to visit or the puddle that forms in their yard when it rains.

“Engaging school children and young people to think about these things will define how we see and care for our environment in the future.”

The event takes place in Plumpton Park between 10am – 2pm, Wednesday October 26, 2011.

In the event of wet weather the event will be moved to Grantham Sustainability centre at 71 Seven Hills Road South, Seven Hills. Contact: Karin Bishop, 0417 239 539 for details on the day



Media Inquiries Karin Bishop, Deputy CEO on 0417 239 539


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