In the lead up to “National Threatened Species Day” on September 7th. We encourage our students at Art Box Workshops for term Three, to create artworks on paper in various mediums and learning new creative skills in drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed media. Whilst our students are engaged in learning new methods in the medium they choose they also have the opportunity to learn more about Australian threatened species.
This year the number of threatened species in N.S.W is over 1000, even though this is a daunting fact to comprehend by looking at each individual plant or animal and honouring them with creating an artwork children will be inspired to learn more about the Threatened species understand the individual reasons for their populations decline and be open to share their views about these issues.
The koala is listed as ‘vulnerable to extinction’ under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995
Two populations of koalas are listed as ‘endangered’ under the Threatened Species Conservation Act.
Ways that you can help to conserve the Koala’s habitat
- Plant a habitat tree on your property or get involved in the ‘plant a tree’ project
- Contact your local council to volunteer for bush regeneration, tree planting and other habitat restoration projects in your area.
- Report a koala sighting on BioNet.
- Enter into a voluntary conservation agreement or land for wildlife initiative.
- Lean about, and promote, living with koalas.
The artwork created by our students at Art Box Workshops may have the opportunity to be entered into, “Our Threatened Plants and animals”. Art competition that also correlates with the lead up to National Threatened Species Day on September 7th 2016 . – Julia.