Get Grubby and other resources about waste and recycling
Brisbane City Council is offering Brisbane schools, early learning centres, including family day care centres and outside school hours centres free registration and access to amazing resources through the Get Grubby program. From the makers of dirtgirlworld and Get Grubby TV, screening on ABC Kids, young Brisbane learners can have fun watching exclusive videos, complete activities, sing along and explore the natural world.
These resources aim to teach children the wriggly joys of worms, the magical process of composting and how they can make a difference. This program is exclusively for educators.
Other resources about waste and recycling
Educators and teachers can select from multiple resources to help teach their students about reducing waste. Council has collated a selection of relevant links to make the research process easier.
- Cool Australia – free curriculum resources and online professional development
- Queensland Department of Environment and Science - Recycling and waste in Queensland
- Reverse Garbage workshops for students, plus buy art and education supplies
- Containers for Change – school P&Cs can fundraise by collecting and returning containers for recycling, in exchange for a 10 cent refund payment
Council learning apps for kids
Council has also developed two education apps to help teach, while entertaining, children about recycling and reducing waste.
Sort the falling rubbish into the two school bins. Beat the clock and your friends to become Brisbane's best recycler. Once you've mastered lunchtime recycling, take your knowledge home and become the king of composting.
Lunchtime Legends is available for download from the Apple App Store to play on iPads.
Find out what food worms like best in this enjoyable and educational game. Give your worms the right foods, good soil, and water to keep them happy. Watch out for pesky rats and ants.
Worm World is available for download from the Apple App Store to play on iPads.