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Merri creek

Learning for the Future: Children and the Merri Creek

Innovative community learning project with free public events

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Sarita

Project partner: Moreland Primary School

Budget

$142,560.00

Votes

347 votes received

The Merri Creek is an iconic natural feature of Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Through the prisms of sustainability and indigenous culture, ‘Learning for the Future: Children and the Merri Creek’ activates the community's experience of place through innovative art and science events by award-winning local artists and science collectives. As well as offering the community a unique celebration of place while promoting our connection to the environment and empowering the younger generations of today in making Moreland a better place for all forms of life to flourish.

How can we help our children prepare to deal with Australia’s past and uncertain future? Integrating indigenous knowledge, art and science, this is a year long learning project offering over one hundred school and public workshops to children and adults in Moreland. Public events will be held across three hubs, each connected with a different circle of the community: Moreland Primary School, East Coburg Community House and Merri Creek. The project will be welcoming to all, oriented toward life-long learning and sustained over a long period to allow deeper community connections and shared, hands on learning experiences.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Sarita

Project partner: Moreland Primary School

Budget

$142,560.00

Votes

347 votes received

Comments

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Gayleroberts

17 Sep 2018

Wonderful project for young minds

Erick Mitsak

16 Sep 2018

Yes! And yes!

CHRSPRKNSN

14 Sep 2018

A wonderful project for wondrous minds.

Yaqub

10 Sep 2018

Amazing news for morland

Project Owner

Saritagalvez

10 Sep 2018

Dear all, thanks so much for your voting and your generous comments in this page. Our local community is very excited about our project, and so are we. By bringing Wurundjeri knowledge, art and science together at a local community scale seem we aim to make Moreland a better place for all forms of life to flourish! Last week we made this awesome video in Merri Creek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvCmoRYczNE Please feel free to share!

PipCarroll

07 Sep 2018

I've got everything crossed for this to happen! Will be a transformative process for the kids and community.

Florrie

06 Sep 2018

Connecting our kids to their local environment through Merri Creek; giving them an understanding of the local indigenous knowledge and history; allowing them to express this through art and encouraging them to ask questions and solve problems through science, is a wonderful way to develop them as individuals and to feel connected as a community. It's a great way for us all in Moreland to learn to care for our Merri Creek and to create a sense of belonging, as well as a hopeful approach to solving the larger problems we face as a society.

manowar

02 Sep 2018

Boss

jtcanevari

26 Aug 2018

Encantado de votar por este proyecto. Excelente idea. All the best.

Maureen

25 Aug 2018

Wonderful project. Hope it is successful

GreenGoblin

25 Aug 2018

A real jewel of open area SO close to heavily populated areas. A boon for children who may not regularly experience nature

Kate A-E

23 Aug 2018

Love this :)

Kaht

23 Aug 2018

Yes! What a wonderful opportunity for children living around the Merri Creek.

MegT

22 Aug 2018

Such a beautiful idea!

sstent

22 Aug 2018

Sarita, Bruce, kids are going to love this most of all. Thank you!

EmmaWright

22 Aug 2018

Fantastic project idea

francisk

22 Aug 2018

yes, this is the kind of project we need in Schools right now.

Project Owner

Saritagalvez > francisk

22 Aug 2018

Thanks, Francisk! also, our program will not only happen at school. Parallel to the school program there will be a public program called "Wanderings along the creek" that will be free and open to the community at East Coburg Community House, AND really interesting public events as well!

FionaF

22 Aug 2018

This is a great project, building on an abundance of evidence that well being is strongly correlated with connectedness to nature and sense of place. Inspiring to see science and art connecting too!

Project Owner

Saritagalvez > FionaF

22 Aug 2018

Yes, Fiona! We are inspired as well. We believe that having Wurundjeri knowledge, arts and science together in a process-oriented program for children at Moreland Primary School, and to the wider community at East Coburg Community House will certainly contribute to our sense of place, and wellbeing of all forms of living! Thanks for your support :)

Nathanwhitcher

22 Aug 2018

Brilliant

Debbiee

22 Aug 2018

Love it!

Petershelley@hotmail.com

21 Aug 2018

Great work Sarita and team.

Elize

21 Aug 2018

Great idea!

Donna08

21 Aug 2018

A lot of thought and care has gone into the development of this project. Here's hoping for a successful outcome.

Project Owner

Saritagalvez > Donna08

03 Sep 2018

Thanks so much Donna, we are super happy that our school community is excited about it! :)

Shilrey Robertson childrens Centre

21 Aug 2018

great project ides. Good Luck.

Project Owner

Saritagalvez > Shilrey Robertson childrens Centre

03 Sep 2018

Thank you very much Shirley Robs Children Centre! We hope we get it and our children continue to nurture their sense of place and belonging to Wurundjeri country. Thanks for your support!

MissJen

20 Aug 2018

Fantastic project that will be so valuable to so many children, families and community members.