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Petaurus Education Group Inc.

Contact: Paula Sheehan (send a message)
Phone: 0407 873 396
Town: Albury
Education. Partnerships. Biodiversity. Sustainable Agriculture. Landcare

The Petaurus Education Group Inc. (PEG) was established in late-2014 to identify, develop and deliver a range of learning and curriculum experiences, resources and initiatives for schools and community groups to connect with land, water, biodiversity,  productive and sustainable farming, resource sustainability and cultural issues at the local level.

PEG operates across the Murray, Riverina and Western regions of NSW and into northeast Victoria.  The group is incorporated in NSW so that it can receive, manage and report on local, state and commonwealth funding opportunities and partnerships. It can also employ staff, manage projects and auspice other volunteer groups to manage grants, funding and on-ground projects. One of their main focuses is to support the Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre in Burrumbuttock.

The programs, developed by the small but dedicated staff of PEG, have grown as external organisations seek its expertise to run programs that focus on farming, managing pests, Landcare, caring for the environment and cultural heritage

One of their flagship programs is Creative Catchment Kids (CCK), the winner of the 2016 Yates Junior Landcare Team Award and 2015 NSW Junior Landcare Team Award.  CCK is a key component of Murray Local Land Services Murray Region Community Education Program. CCK began in 2010 as an initiative of Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre and transferred to PEG in 2014. The program aims to improve engagement between the funding partners and school students across the Murray-Darling Basin. The programs provide opportunities for positive, cooperative activities that encourage students to learn about and respond to, natural resource management and the importance of agricultural production. Over the years, more than 200 schools from Cabramurra to Tibooburra, Albury to Griffith have benefited from being involved in CCK.

During 2016 PEG expanded to host one of the Local Landcare Coordinators through the 2015-2019 NSW Landcare Support Program. The Co-ordinator works with local Landcare groups and networks from Bunngowannah to Khancoban, including Albury, Burrumbuttock, Walbundrie, Culcairn, Holbrook, Mullengandra, Tumbarumba, Gerogery and Tooma  to build capacity and connections within communities.

PEG's voluntary management committee is drawn from the community with  experience, knowledge, passion and commitment to natural resource management, Landcare, agriculture and education.

Our key partners include government agencies, business, Universities, Local Governments, researchers and community groups.

MISSION

To connect our community with the natural and cultural environment through education and communication to promote positive social change.

www.wirraminna.org.au

Our Projects

Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative - The Murray Region Approach

Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative - The Murray Region Approach

Murray Local Landcare Coordinator Initiative Joint Working Group
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Creative Catchment Kids - Media Release 23/09/2016

Creative Catchment Kids - Media Release 23/09/2016

Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre's Creative Catchment Kids Program wins the 2016 Yates Junior Landcare Team Award at the National Landcare Conference!
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