Hey! It's awesome... At Eco Heroes, our 5 to 11 year olds participate in hands-on eco-activities that are fun... whether that's making a video, planting vegetables in the garden, learning about the wildlife critters we share Randwick with, learning about worms and compost or making art from recycled materials. We meet mostly on the third Saturday of the month between 2:30 and 4:00pm (excluding school holidays).
The Eco Heroes program offers social and recreational activities for children aged between 5-11; here, they learn to cooperate with others. it's also an opportunity for parents and carers to introduce children to a creative social environment where they do things in company with their peers.
On the day...
Here's some helpful details to know about registering on the day:
- a parent or carer must accompany each child
- children should wear clothing appropriate to the season and weather which might include a hat, sunscreen and closed-in shoes rather than sandals for garden activities
- because some activities are in the garden or involve craft or cooking activities, it is best that children wear clothing that can get a little grubby
- there is no cost to participate in EcoHeroes, although there may be a cost for any special activities.
Where do we meet?
Most of the Eco Heroes monthly sessions will take place at the Randwick Sustainabilty Hub, Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick on the third Saturday of the month between 2:30pm and 4:00pm.
We take a maximum of 15 children aged between 5-11 years old who are accompanied by their parent/s or guardian/s.
Visit out event booking website to book into our next Eco Heroes meetup.
Eco Heroes possibilities
Here is a list of possible future activities for the Club:
- learn about our wildlife critters
- make eco-art
- making artwork for the Permaculture Interpretive Garden
- cooking from the garden
- playing eco-games
- make videos
- learn about worms
- plant a vegie garden
- make friends...
We have found that kids are wonderful teachers. The great activities we do help kids to understand the important role they play in ensuring a healthy sustainable world. We've also found that parents are never too old to learn as well. So we do ask that each child is accompanied by a parent. This means that any new ideas that are explored at Club meetings can be implemented at home. After all, sustainability is a family event.
Celebrating World Environment Day 2009
On 5 June, over 70 enthusiastic children and their parents met at Randwick Branch Library to celebrate World Environment Day with the launch of Randwick's first sustainability comic, Detective Dan in the Curious Case of the Freaky Footprints. Following an interactive read through of the comic, the children brainstormed ways they could reduce their ecological footprints. The kids and their parents then worked together to create a forest of miniature trees from recycled garbage, writing their eco tips on the leaves.
Stop animation movies - Dark Ages movies...
On Sunday 9 August 2009, The Eco Heroes joined forces to make stop animation movies about the environment. They were responsible for creating a script, storyboard, the characters, background, special effects and voice overs. They directed and filmed the movies with enthusiasm and a passion for their subjects.