BushCare Mates
  • Last updated:
  • 29 May 2019

School students have never been more aware or concerned about their environment as the current generation. That is why BushCare Sunshine Coast has created BushCare Mates. A school conservation program that uses bushcare and tree planting to educate and inspire students to connect with their local environment while fostering a sense of community. 

Your school or class can get involved in a regular or one-off bushcare or native tree planting activity and benefit by:

  • connecting with and learning about your local environment
  • getting outdoors and being active
  • giving back to your community and making a positive impact on the environment around you
  • learning about local plant and animal species
  • learning new skills
  • working as a team to achieve a goal.

What is provided

  • Planning and preparation for a suitable bushcare/tree planting activity. Where possible, we will select a location close to your school and choose an activity suitable for your age and size of group.
  • Supervision by one of our qualified Community Nature Conservation Officers.
  • All plants, materials, tools and first aid kit.
  • Safety and skills induction.
  • Information about the site and how their activity links to other local projects.
  • Upon request, we can team you up with a local BushCare Community group, assist with transport, recommend or assist with additional educational activities.

More information

For more information read our factsheet [654KB].

Or contact the Senior Community Nature Conservation Officer on 07 5499 5178 or email bushcare@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.