Rio Tinto Earth Assist is an award-winning environmental education and student volunteering program, engaging thousands of primary and secondary school students across the length and breadth of Western Australia. A Conservation Volunteers initiative; the program is developed and delivered in partnership with Rio Tinto, the WA Department of Education and the WA Department of Parks and Wildlife.
Bringing young people back to nature
Rio Tinto Earth Assist supports a growing movement to reconnect young Australians to their natural surrounds, by immersing them in hands-on environmental education experiences. We encourage students to discover nature’s classroom, get their hands dirty, and take action for a sustainable future.
Rio Tinto Earth Assist takes an experiential learning approach to education, enabling teachers and students to easily step outside the classroom, to enhance their school’s natural environment or assist local conservation projects happening in their area.
Schools and participants are offered a complete delivery package, including:
• Team Leader guidance and supervision
• Transport to and from project sites in the Earth Assist bus
• Personal Protective Equipment, tools and equipment
• Program management and insurance
Our activities link to and support the Western Australian Curriculum and cross curriculum priorities, specifically Sustainability and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
The Rio Tinto Earth Assist program offer a variety of delivery models to suit different ages, regions and volunteering interests.
Earth Assist Calendar
July 2017 School Holiday Program – Book now!
Tuesday 4th July – Friday 7th July, Tuesday 11th July – Friday 14th July
Project activities include planting, bird watching tours, site maintenance at wildlife centres, dune maintenance and marine debris surveys and various other conservation-based activities! Please note students in the School Holiday Program must be 15yo and above, or must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Upcoming Regional Tours 2017
Kimberley 20th May – 4th June 2017 (Term 2; weeks 5 and 6)
South West 26th August – 10th September 2017 (Term 3; weeks 7 and 8)
Wheatbelt 21st October – 5th November 2017 ( Term 4; weeks 3 and 4)
Capture your Curiosity – Photo Competition
To celebrate our fascinating world, Rio Tinto Earth Assist is running a photo competition for primary and secondary school students in Western Australia. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry form! Entries must be submitted by July 31st 2017. Winning and runner-up photos will be displayed at the Capture Your Curiosity Photo Exhibition at Central Park from 26th September – 6th October 2017.
1st Prize: Go Pro, WA National Park Pass & Book
2nd Prize: WA National Parks Pass & Book
For more information, please contact Conservation Volunteers on (08) 9335 2777 or email email@example.com