Platypus Education Group are very excited to continue our Ambassador Program.
What is an Ambassador? Our Ambassadors will become stewards of their local natural environment. We will give them the knowledge and the confidence to educate their community and peers about ways to protect the local platypus populations.
What does being an Ambassador involve? The Ambassadors will meet up on the last Sunday of every month throughout 2021 (except January & December), hopefully in person, but potentially online. They will be taught different aspects of environmental care and be expected to become environmental leaders in their communities. We will work with other local community groups to learn about tree planting, litter collections, a variety of native animals, and climate change. We will also learn how to inspire others to take action to protect our local environment.
Where possible, the Ambassadors will also be encouraged to volunteer with PEG at some of the local festivals and events, to educate the community and pass on their knowledge.
How old are the Ambassadors? Ideally we would aim to work with students aged between 8 - 12 for the Ambassadors (from Grades 3 - 6), however, PEG will consider an application from any student who is passionate about conservation and the environment.
Where do the activities take place? Predominately at Birdsland Environment Centre, Belgrave Heights, but potentially other locations around the Dandenong Ranges.
Do parents need to be involved? Sometimes, yes. For some activities (e.g. tree planting) we may require a parent or guardian to be present to assist the Ambassadors. Advance notice will always be given.
Is there a fee? The cost of being an Ambassador is $100 for the year. If you are struggling to cover the cost, please let us know as we can run a sponsorship program – we do not want any child left out due to financial reasons.
Platypus Education Group is a Covid-safe group & all sessions will be run according to the current Victorian State Government guidelines.