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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 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
• PPE, tools and equipment
• Program management and insurance

Our activities support the implementation of the Western Australian Curriculum 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.


September/October 2016 School Holiday Program – Book now!!

Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th September and Tuesday 4th – Friday 7th October 2016.

Students will be participating in a variety of activities such as; planting, bird watching tours, site maintenance at wildlife centres, dune maintenance and marine debris surveys and various other conservation-based activities!
Please note students must be 15yo and above, or must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Upcoming Regional Tours 2016

17th – 28th October – Goldfields/Esperance region

7th – 18th November – Mid-West region

For more information

Please contact Conservation Volunteers on (08) 9335 2777 or email mtan@conservationvolunteers.com.au.

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