In 2017 the Western Rivers Environmental Educators Network (WREEN) undertook a collaborative best practice sustainability education and engagement project 'Water is Life: The Western Region Student Film Festival'. (Read project case study here).
This project was supported by AAEE NSW through their regional capacity building project and the NSW Government's Environmental Trust.
Water is Life: The Western Region Student Film Festival
The “Water is Life” Film Festival is an exciting festival event to be held at the Rahamim Ecology Centre in Bathurst on Sunday 5 November 2017. The Festival will include screenings of short films made by primary and secondary school students from across the Mid Western region of NSW as part of the GoMAD project as well as premiere screenings of locally produced short films featuring the 2017 theme ‘Water is Life’.
In addition to a wonderful afternoon of film, visitors will have an opportunity to learn how to create their own vegie gardens and rainwater gardens. Tours of the Rahamim Gardens will be conducted by Rahamim staff, giving visitors an insight into what was one of the earliest agricultural demonstration sites west of the Blue Mountains. Workshops and information stalls also form part of the entertainment for the day with some great information and giveaways on offer.
Entry to the event is by gold coin donation which will go to Central Tablelands Landcare and there will be sustainable local food and drinks supplied by local producers for sale. A great opportunity to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in sustainable style!
This event is a zero waste event proudly supported by; Rahamim Ecology Centre, Red Hill Environmental Centre, Bathurst Regional Council, the Western Rivers Environmental Educators Network and the Australian Association for Environmental Education.
This project is supported by the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust.
About our network
Western Rivers Environmental Educators Network (WREEN) is for educators from western NSW, which is geographically bounded by the great western flowing rivers with the Barwon River in the north, Lachlan River in the south, Macquarie River in the east and the Darling River in the west.
Working together and communicating regularly on projects whilst supporting each other and encouraging best practice sustainability education and engagement.
Read our Western Rivers Environmental Educators Network Strategic Plan 2017-2020.