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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
• Personal Protective Equipment, 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.

Earth Assist Calendar

April 2017 School Holiday Program – Book now!

Tuesday 11th April – Thursday 13th April Tuesday 18th April – Friday 21st April

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 info@earthassist.org.au for an entry form! Entries must be submitted by July 31st 2017.

1st Prize: Go Pro, WA National Park Pass & Book

2nd Prize: WA National Parks Pass & Book

photocompflyer          Entryform       T&Cs

For more information

Please contact Conservation Volunteers on (08) 9335 2777 or email perth@cva.org.au

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