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Fraser Coast Regional Council partners with dirtgirlworld to ‘get grubby’

by Freya Lucas

January 17, 2024

The Fraser Coast Regional Council has partnered with dirtgirlworld and Get Grubby TV to roll out a free environmental education program to local early learning centres, family day cares and primary schools.


The Get Grubby program is a set of teaching materials for educators to guide children to get outside, get grubby, connect with nature and make better environmental choices, and the Council has extended the program, valued at $1,500 per subscription free of charge.


The program, Councillor Zane O’Keefe explained, is built around concepts that families value, and is designed for young children and to help learning communities grow together and care for nature.


“We know that early childhood educators and schools are always looking for practical and fun ideas and activities that encourage getting to know nature, inspire great recycling, support growing food and celebrate ‘reducing’,” he said.


The educational material is championed by ABC kid stars dirtgirl, scrapboy and Costa the Garden Gnome, and includes videos, songs, printables, games and hands-on activities.


There are 10 units in the program, with most coinciding with world events such as World Environment Day and National Recycling Week. There are lots of fun activities to choose from on each topic including games, crafts, quizzes, music, videos and drama.


For more information on the Get Grubby Program visit the website. Those in the Fraser Coast Regional Council who would like to be involved should contact Robyn via email to [email protected] and mention Fraser Coast Regional Council.


The education program has proven popular on the Fraser Coast and currently has 70 active users.

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