Do you have an idea for a Green Lab project in your local park, bushland or school grounds? Maybe you don’t have a project idea yet, but you’ve got some big questions about trees, local wildlife, or climate change.
Your first step is to get in touch with us. Why not check out one of Millennium Kids’ Community Workshops, held on the third Sunday of every month? Millennium Kids will pair you up with a mentor and set you on the Skills for Life journey to start your very own Green Lab!
Example: Patrick is painting to conserve
Patrick loves birds and has a particular interest in Nyoongar knowledge of birds and plants. He joined Millennium Kids and told us his plan: he wants to help conserve wild birds by growing native plants in gardens, on street verges, and in local parks.
To raise awareness, Patrick has painted a series of native birds and is producing postcards and a calendar with his artworks. Patrick’s mentor has helped him learn valuable Skills for Life such as how to identify local birds, sourcing reference images, understanding copyright obligations, and practicing painting with oils. Patrick is also learning to use Birdata surveys to help plan his current and future projects!
For Local Government Areas
Do you work for a City Council? Maybe you’ve noticed a rapid decline in tree canopy in your suburb, and want to get others inspired to regenerate and conserve vegetation.
We invite Councils to fundraise and engage stakeholders, then contact us to facilitate a Green Lab Hub Day. Hub Days are an immersive experience with stakeholders from local schools, businesses and the broader community. They’re facilitated by our citizen scientists who help identify unique aspects of your hub. Once you’ve got your stakeholders engaged, Millennium Kids helps market to schools and people within your LGA, and spreads awareness of the Green Lab initiative.
Talk to us about setting up a meeting to discuss funding and how to get involved.
Example: City of Melville make a green move
Our citizen science team from DBCA’s Parks & Wildlife heard from the City of Melville that they were concerned about tree loss and other environmental pressures. Millennium Kids consulted with the City of Melville and key stakeholders in an initiation session, where the City identified what schools they were working with, which of those schools had bushland, and what significant bushland the City had that they’d like schools to adopt.
In collaboration with partner schools and Leeming Lions Club, the City of Melville funded Millennium Kids to kick off Green Lab with local schools.
Schools within a government area already registered with Millennium Kids can contact us for a Green Lab workshop. Workshops provide science and HASS activities and inspire kids to get involved in their very own Green Lab.
If you’re a teacher within an LGA not already registered with Millennium Kids, we can still help! Following the Skills for Life process, we encourage schools to connect with others in their area, raise funds and establish a hub of their own!
Please contact Millennium Kids to discuss the process, they may have networks and contacts that can help.
Example: Harriet hustles to bring schools together
Harriet is a primary school teacher within an LGA not yet registered with Millennium Kids. She is passionate about the environment and knows her students are too, so when one of them tells her about Green Lab, she knows she has to investigate!
Harriet contacts other schools in her area and gathers interest. She contacts Millennium Kids to let them know of her plans, and gets access to existing networks and contacts that can help. Together, the group of schools fundraise and liaise with their local Council to register with Millennium Kids.