The last Friday in July each year is dedicated to National Schools Tree Day. This year, Hay Public School helped Hay Shire Council and Murrumbidgee Landcare celebrate, learning about the importance of trees in their environment.
National School’s Tree Day is a great way to inspire students to learn about the local environment while playing an active role in their community. Leading environmental behaviour change in the next generation is key to helping people reduce their impact on the environment and enhance their connection with nature.
Murrumbidgee Landcare partnered with Hay Shire Council and invited the local schools to get involved and assist planting trees at the newly opened Adventure Zone. The children learnt about a number of reasons why we
should plant trees, including: to tackle climate change, to clean the air, to prevent soil erosion and improve water quality, to create and restore habitat, and to improve your mental and physical health.
The students also created a large Community Tree out of leaf rubbings. This will be displayed in the Hay Shire Council foyer to commemorate the event.