Students are limbering up for this year's Sustainable North West Enviro Race

(Front) Tara Stewart; Jacquelyn Sayabath; Zoe Stewart; Kristen Miller, Acting Deputy Principal, Peel High School; Stephanie Cameron, Sustainable North West; Ian Lobban, Water Sustainability Officer, TRC; Tim Hurcun, Energy Sustainability Officer, TRC. (Back) Thomas Ellis, Austin Thompson, Lachlan Blanch, Aiden Cromie, Carl Navarro, Oliver McGill. Photo: Kimberly Squires.
(Front) Tara Stewart; Jacquelyn Sayabath; Zoe Stewart; Kristen Miller, Acting Deputy Principal, Peel High School; Stephanie Cameron, Sustainable North West; Ian Lobban, Water Sustainability Officer, TRC; Tim Hurcun, Energy Sustainability Officer, TRC. (Back) Thomas Ellis, Austin Thompson, Lachlan Blanch, Aiden Cromie, Carl Navarro, Oliver McGill. Photo: Kimberly Squires.

Organisers of this year’s Sustainable North West Enviro Race are gearing up for a big event; the biggest yet as it happens.

For the first time, schools from across entire the North West region will take part.

The race is open to students in years 7 to 12 and offers participants a fun, hands-on approach to learning about the human impact on the environment.

Chair of the Sustainable North West Committee, Stephanie Cameron, said this year the event has “captured the hearts of environmental community leaders”.

Tara Stewart, year 9, Jacquelyn Sayabath, Year 9. Photo: Kimberly Squires

Tara Stewart, year 9, Jacquelyn Sayabath, Year 9. Photo: Kimberly Squires

“The Sustainable North WestEnviro Race is designed to meet many of the criteria set by the Ministry of Education for high school students studying geography and human society and its environment.

“For this reason we’ve changed the event to be held in school hours when whole classes can attend on a day excursion.

“The race will include a number of stations where students will be required to work with experts and volunteers to find the answers to questions, provide their own ideas about living more sustainably and how we can better care for our environment.

 “We are very excited to be offering something to schools where students can talk and learn from many environmental experts from the North West,” Ms Cameron said

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The 2018 Amazing Enviro Race will provide a one-stop-shop for geography and human society and its environment students to take part in activities run by experts in:

  • Water sustainability
  • Energy sustainability
  • Protecting our waterways and water quality
  • Waste, recycling and reusing
  • Sustainable living and the environmental cost of fuel
  • Creating Microclimates
  • Ethical environmental living
  • Feral and native animals and fish and their impact

“This is going to be a fabulous day and an outstanding opportunity to learn from experts in their field,” Ms Cameron said.

This is going to be a fabulous day and an outstanding opportunity to learn from experts in their field.

Stephanie Cameron

“It’s also a great opportunity for students to network and see firsthand what it’s like to work in the environmental industry – an area that is already so important for this next generation.”

Schools will receive their information packages and entry forms in coming weeks.

Overall entry numbers are limited so early registration is encouraged. 

The race is set down for Friday, March 23, in Bicentennial Park.

For further information on the race, visit www.sustainablenorthwest.com.au or find SNW on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sustainablenamoi

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