Adelaide National Park City Month coincides with key global environmental awareness raising initiatives, including World Environment Day (5 June) and World Oceans Day (8 June). Given these crucial days of action - there is no better time to get involved with your local environment.
Here’s 5 actions you can take to protect and connect with nature.
1. Join an activity
Knowledge is power when it comes to taking action for the future of our planet.
The Marine Discovery Centre is giving you a chance to connect with experts with Ocean Fest on World Environment Day. An afternoon of interactive fun and marine based learning, this event includes a session aimed at high school students to bust the myths on careers in STEM. Have you ever thought about becoming a marine biologist? Leading biologist Dr. Zoe Doubleday will share her experience before the session is opened up to all ages to get involved in interactive discovery stations.
2. Plant a tree
Adelaide is losing an estimated 75,000 trees each year – that’s enough to cover Adelaide Oval’s surface 1100 times.
Consider planting a tree in your own backyard or join a community garden to help promote new tree life and green spaces around Adelaide.
Trees are an essential part of life on earth providing oxygen, reducing pollution and protecting our wildlife.
Need some inspiration? Planting native species helps to improve biodiversity and create habitat for wildlife. Find out more from City of Tea Tree Gully’s Green our city planting day.
3. Clean up your coastline
Did you know that that up to 12.7 million metric tonnes of rubbish enters the ocean each year?
Get together with family and friends or join a community group to clean up your local beach and coastline.
4. Reduce, reuse, and recycle
Four in five Australians believe they consume significantly or much more than they need. You can help take the pressure off resources and reduce waste by taking the time to consider how your purchases are impacting the environment.
- buy what you need
- repair instead of replace
- say no to single-use plastics and choose to reuse
5. Get up and close with dolphins
Join some of the oceans most friendly creatures through a guided kayak tour down creeks lined with the stunning mangrove forest. The forests, which have been there for over 10,000 years, are the ultimate feeding and resting grounds for local dolphins. Connecting with nature in this way can help broaden understandings of the key ecosystems we interact with everyday.
As part of Adelaide National Park City month local tour operator Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours are offering a special 40% discount on tours throughout June when booked online using the promo code ANPC.
Get involved with Adelaide National Park City
Find out what else is on by visiting the Adelaide National Park City Month event webpage.
You can help get the message out about Adelaide National Park City by sharing the ways you connect with nature with your family, friends and colleagues on socials with the hashtag #AdelaideNationalParkCity.