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2019 National Tree Day

​National Tree Day was celebrated in style last Friday! With the help of volunteer Bob Carey, an iconic species of our Noosa Biosphere, children could be seen busy planting trees. The area chosen was a remnant bushland zone of the Noosa National Park, which consists of natural and protected bushland ranging from coastal high dune, heath to wetlands.

It contains a many iconic species of both flora and fauna, such as the Glossy Black Cockatoo and Richmond Birdwing Butterfly vine and much more. The area is supported by community grants like the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, NICA, Slow Food Noosa, Noosa Landcare and others. It is now an outstanding outside learning area for the students. 

Last year over 200,000 Australians participated in National Tree Day, planting more than 700,000 plants at almost 3,000 locations around the country. This brings the initiative’s overall tally to almost 25 million trees planted by almost five million volunteers over 24 years. 

Over the past few years, there has been a focus to see the return of natives within the school garden.  Passionate about sustaining their native environment, Bob Carey and Di Seels volunteer their time and knowledge with Sunshine Beach State School’s learners in the permaculture garden to inform and inspire the next generation of environmental protectors.

New families to Sunshine Beach State School regularly comment on the beautiful, spacious grounds, the vast array of native plants and the large number of shady trees, which provide a cool welcoming feel to the playgrounds.