QWaLC, Landcare Australia and Costa are joining forces with Junior Landcare, the popular TV star and Landcare champion has launched the ‘What’s in your Backyard?’ campaign to encourage the next generation to get outside and document what’s in their local environment.

Costa wants kids across Australia to grab a camera, and snap photos of the flora and fauna in their backyard.

With the help from their parents, carers and teachers, kids can submit photos to Junior Landcare to be in with a chance to win one of ten $250 cameras. The major school prize will be a visit from Costa!

When submitting your photo, select from one of the four categories biodiversity,food productionIndigenous perspectives and waste management and tell us why it is important to you.

Costa says “the entire environment is your backyard…”

Your backyard might be a garden. If you live in an apartment, your garden could be plants on your balcony. You may live near a park or bushland area, or a river or wetland. You may live on the coast close to the sea, or on a farm. 

‘What’s in Your Backyard?’ is a key activity in Junior Landcare’s new Learning Centre. With 30-minute learning activities developed by education professionals, the Junior Landcare Learning Centre has been created to help children be aware, empowered and active in caring for their local environment. The Learning Centre will help children understand biodiversity, where their food comes from, Indigenous perspectives and recycling and waste management. 

The ‘What’s in your Backyard?’ campaign closes April 20! Get snapping and send us your photos today!

Get involved here: https://juniorlandcare.org.au/campaigns/whatsinyourbackyard/