Students plant seedlings along their frog bog

Boral helps school students connect to nature

As the school year is now well and truly underway, Conservation Volunteers Australia with the support of Boral are preparing for another big year delivering the Connected Communities Program.

The Connected Communities Program provides opportunities for schools and local community groups to participate in environmental projects focused on their school grounds or local reserve. The program aims to educate and inspire young Australians to take action for the future of their environment.

Boral has partnered with Conservation Volunteers Australia since 1988, and over the last six years has supported more than 200 school projects, including the construction of frog ponds, kitchen gardens, indigenous food and sensory gardens, restoring wetland habitat areas and rejuvenating outdoor learning spaces.

“We are proud to be working together with Conservation Volunteers Australia to make a valued contribution to environmental conservation and education through schools and communities around Australia”, said Michael Wilson, Boral Group Health, Safety and Environment Director.

The Connected Communities Program is focused on enhancing and restoring important community green spaces. By supporting our youth through programs such as this, they become positive exemplars to their families and broader communities.

Boral employees volunteer at Coldstream Primary School

Boral employees volunteer at Coldstream Primary School

“The Connected Communities Program provides a creative, fun and engaging way for students and community groups to learn about their local environmental. With the support of Boral these conservation projects become a reality leaving a lasting legacy for everyone to enjoy”, said Phil Harrison, CEO Conservation Volunteers Australia.

In 2018 the schools receiving assistance through Boral are located across every state and territory. Local parks and reserves will also benefit from the support of the Connected Communities Program.

Do you have an environmental project that you have been dreaming about but don’t know where to start? Thinking of creating an outdoor classroom or perhaps your vegetable garden needs a refresh?

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