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Rio Tinto Earth Assist

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 Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions.

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.

2018 Calendar of Events

School Holiday Program – January – Book now!

Tuesday 16th – Friday 20th January,  Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th January.

Project activities include planting, bird surveys, site maintenance at wildlife centers, dune rehabilitation, marine debris surveys and various other conservation-based activities! Please note students in the School Holiday Program must be 15 years old or above, or must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

To book onto the school holiday program, please email perth@cva.org.au.

Re-Create Waste Recycled Art Competition

In 2018 we’ll be giving WA school students and classes the opportunity to re-create something fantastic – from recycled materials! Keep an eye on our web-page in January for more details on this exciting initiative.

Contact Us

If you would like to get your school involved in Rio Tinto Earth Assist, please contact our Perth Office on (08) 9335 2777 or email the Program Coordinator at info@earthassist.org.au.

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