BushCare mates

Get your school or youth group involved in a bushcare or native tree planting activity in your local area.

School students have never been more aware or concerned about their environment as the current generation. That is why BushCare Sunshine Coast created BushCare mates. A youth 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 youth group 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.

The following schools have recently helped to restore our local bushland:

  • Caloundra State High School
  • Noosa Pengari Steiner School
  • Nambour TAFE
  • Peregian Beach College
  • Immanuel Lutheran College
  • Glasshouse Christian College
  • Pacific Lutheran College
  • Buddina State School

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 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 information sheet (DOCX, 559KB).

Or contact the senior community conservation officer via Customer Service or email [email protected].

Complete our online application form to express your interest in BushCare Mates hosting a bushcare activity for your group.