Alphabet Bird Project - the A to Z of threatened wetland species

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Year four students from around Geelong are invited to create art works that feature 26 waterway and wetland birds threatened in the Geelong Region as part of the Geelong Nature Forum 2021.

The Alphabet Bird Project, is an environmental art initiative, for year four students from across Geelong, to create art works that feature 26 waterway and wetland birds threatened in the Geelong Region.

A selection of these artworks will be displayed at the Geelong Nature Forum during the September school holidays 2021 at the National Wool Museum (NWM) Geelong.

This initiative aims to engage school students and their families in understanding the nature and biodiversity of our waterways and wetland areas and in particular to draw attention to the needs of threatened bird species. It is a joint project supported by the Geelong Field Naturalists Club and the City of Greater Geelong.

The Alphabet Bird Project, is part of the Geelong Nature Forum, an exciting event showcasing Geelong’s natural wonders to the community through a series of nature based activities, presentations and displays. In 2021, the theme of the Forum will be “Where the Rivers Run” with a focus on the animal and plant life of the Geelong region's rivers, creeks and wetlands. The Forum is particularly keen to engage with young people.

Year Four students have been selected to participate, as the project and supporting environmental material, will connect with the Australian Curriculum in Science and Visual Arts subject areas for that year level.

The project will offer a fantastic opportunity for students to see their work featured in a major event at the National Wool Museum.

At the end of the project all artwork will be returned to the schools and each school will receive a bird-attracting tree to plant as recognition of their participation.

The Environmental Art kit has been designed by Geelong artist Dr Mary-Jane Walker.

How to participate

  1. Email [email protected] expressing your interest by Friday 21 May 2021.
    You will receive a confirmation email by the City with further details about the project.
    Near the end of Term Two 2021, you will receive an environmental art kit which contains information, templates and resource guides for teachers and students.
  2. Complete the project by Monday 13 September 2021 -  end of Term 3.

If you have any question please contact Karen Benham at the City by phone or email.

Page last updated: Thursday, 13 May 2021