World Environment Day 2017 was once again an enormous success. Three-thousand Reception to Year 7 students were greeted with perfect weather and enjoyed 35 interactive presentations aimed at educating and raising awareness on global issues relating to our environment and action we can all take to address these issues.
Thank you to all schools that attended as well as our awesome presenters and botanic gardens staff who made it such a wonderful day. See you all again next year!
About World Environment Day
Adelaide Botanic Garden's World Environment Day celebrations are the state’s biggest WED event.
Students take part in a range of interactive environmental presentations covering important topics from Aboriginal tools for living, preserving endangered species and native bees, through to worms and compost, food security and feral invaders.
Presenters from respected organisations such as CSIRO, Sea Shepherd, Cleland Wildlife Park, KESAB, Botanic Gardens of South Australia, SA Seed Conservation Centre and State Herbarium regularly attend to impart their knowledge to the state’s budding environmentalists.
World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
Adelaide Botanic Garden has educated tens-of-thousands of SA school students at its annual celebration, which started in 1996.