The program has been designed and developed to connect and empower the community like nothing before. We connect students to young professionals, Young Sustainability Ambassadors (YSA) and local Landcare Legends to facilitate intergenerational connections, collaboration, knowledge sharing and communication to achieve high-impact long-lasting outcomes.
The YSA with the support of business and a cache of community experts and Landcare Legends assist the students to follow their journey to sustainable living and creating the change they want to see.
"Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming." Alice Walker
The program uses art and multimedia as a vehicle to inspire a younger generation to investigate and reflect on global sustainability issues and act at a local level.
The program also empowers school students to design and deliver a project for impact.
The program encourages students and teachers to have courageous conversations around the following United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
The Kreative Koalas program provides the opportunity for students to be part of a team that welcomes their ideas and solutions and empowers them to act on these challenges at a local level as individuals, as a community and as the future decision makers for the planet.
By linking local schools to local community Landcare Legends and YSA, and connecting YSA to Landcare Legends, this program aims to encourage intergenerational connection and greater awareness of existing long-term sustainability projects.
By inviting young people to co-design and drive projects in their school and community, the program empowers them to make decisions, lead, and act on sustainability issues they have identified.
It’s simple… the more students enjoy learning, the more they want to be at school and achieve.
Over the past eight years, our in-school programs have consistently shown that the students involved were deeply engaged in the range of learning experiences the program provided.
Teachers saw the impacts first-hand of a successful combination of arts and multimedia activities, along with project-based processes across multiple key learning areas.
Put simply, Kreative Koalas is a successful addition to the learning program for students, teachers love it because it meets the needs of the curriculum and enhances classroom engagement, and communities are able to engage with the program and schools in a meaningful way.
This is an integrated program which engages primary and secondary school students in sustainability awareness, understanding and action through art, design, creativity, teamwork and project development by: