Official Media Release

$3,500 in Eco Schools Grants for Dungog High School

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced a $3,500 Eco Schools Grant for Dungog High School to encourage environmental learning opportunities for students, teachers and the school community.

86 schools across NSW will share in more than $300,000 funding to implement local and practical environmental education initiatives through the 2018 round of the Echo Schools Grant Program.

The Eco Schools Grant Program provides funding for schools to create environmental learning opportunities for students, teachers and the school community.

“The Dungog High school children participating in these grassroots environmental projects will learn skills for sustainable living, and develop an appreciation for their local environment, and I am delighted to make this announcement” said Mr. Johnsen.

At Dungog High School students have established an Eco café garden.

Fleur Dives, Special Education Teacher added “This funding provides our community a fantastic opportunity to expand upon the tangible experiences for students to learn about and create greater biodiversity in our garden environment which will complement our student run café”. “We have a number gardening and recycling ideas the grant will help us to realise”.

“Eco School’s projects provide hands-on, curriculum-based environmental education for students, with a focussing on strong student participation”, concluded Mr. Johnsen.

For more details and project descriptions visit https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/grants/schools.htm