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Our NaturallyGC Junior Wild Defenders program empowers kids and young people. We want to guide you to take action to preserve nature. Learn about the importance of our flora and fauna, and our environment. Check out our interactive and fun educational booklets.
Each booklet includes several challenges and tasks to explore. Kids can explore nature and conservation-based topics. Some of the tasks include on ground action, drawing, design, art, building, photography, quizzes and getting crafty.
Complete a topic to collect a cool Wild Defender badge. Once you've completed all 12 topics and have all the badges, you are an Official Junior Wild Defender!
This program was proudly produced in conjunction with local organisation Green Heroes. Green Heroes believe that every child has the power to make a positive impact on the environment. First through understanding, followed by action.
These NaturallyGC Junior Wild Defenders digital booklets are interactive PDFs. Here's how you complete the program:
We also have a limited number of printed booklets available. To request a copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an overview of each of the 12 topics, their booklet and badge.
See the stars shine for you and learn secrets of the night sky. Begin to understand why astronomy has captured people's imaginations since before time began. To earn your Junior Wild Defenders Astronomy Badge you will test your:
Be part of the solution not part of the pollution. Learn why it's important for all of us to do our best to clean up, avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle waste. To earn your Junior Wild Defenders Clean Up Badge you'll need to complete 3 challenges:
Discover the secret lives of bats, microbats and flying foxes. Begin to understand why they need our protection. To earn your Junior Wild Defenders Brilliant Bats Badge you will need to:
Discover why it's important to reduce pollution and learn how we can all tread more lightly on the earth. To earn your Junior Wild Defenders Green House Badge, you will need to:
Nature and me are meant to be. Help wildlife by recreating lost habitat in your garden. Link your garden to the entire local habitat on which the birds and other animals depend. To earn your Junior Wild Defender Habitat Garden Badge you will need to:
Discover the world around you as you begin to observe and record details on a map. To earn your Junior Wild Defender Mapping Badge, you will:
Marsupials are pouched mammals which give birth to babies that are not fully developed. Although some, such as the numbat does not have a pouch. To earn your Junior Wild Defenders Marsupials Badge, you will:
You don't take a photograph, you make it! Photography is powerful communication which can capture moments in time and help preserve memories. It documents events for media or new discoveries for science. To earn your Junior Wild Defenders Nature Photography Badge, you will:
The trees and me were meant to be! Discover the trees living in your neighbourhood. Observe the different colours, leaf shapes, seeds, flowers and bark textures. Collect interesting finds for your scavenger scrapbook. Other challenges you will need to complete to earn your Junior Wild Defenders Tree Hugger Badge include:
An ocean free of plastic would be turtletastic! All seven species of marine turtle are now threatened with extinction. You have five challenges to complete. To earn your Junior Wild Defenders Turtletastic badge, you will:
Nature inspires creativity. Look closely at 4 different native Australian animals. In taking time to observe these animals you may truly see their unique shapes, patterns, colours and contours. You have four challenges to complete. To earn your Junior Wild Defenders Wildlife Artist Badge badge, you will:
Big or small, be kind to all! Native animals need rescuing for all kinds of reasons. Learn how to give lifesaving first aid to native animals that need our help. You have 5 challenges to complete. To earn your Junior Wild Defenders Wildlife Rescue Badge, you will: