Kids & Landcare

“Sunset over the Farmer’s luscious green paddocks”, Amber Threadgate from Cooma Public drew our October picture for this years USLC Calender.  This years theme is “When the Rains Came”.

Every year our popular calender features pictures drawn by school children from across the region.  The calender is a great way to connect our kids with Landcare and with the environment…

The theme for the 2013calendar is When the Rains Came”

This theme is an opportunity for students to explore:

(a)          The changes to the landscape since the breaking of the drought

(b)          What it has meant to have sufficient rain after all those years of drought for farmers, gardeners, playgrounds, Kosciuszko National Park, the bush, rivers etc in the Upper Snowy

(c)          The changes the students have personally felt

The Committee encourages students to explore a range of different techniques as well as the usual paintings, coloured drawings and crayon works. We found that some of the techniques such as collages, washes and prints really stand out when choosing artwork for the calendar.

We received many entries from Public Schools including Cooma North, Cooma, Adaminaby, Jindabyne, Dalgety, Nimmitabel, Berridale and also from Snowy Mountains Grammer.

It is always a tough job to choose the artwork that will feature in the Calender and this year was no exception!  All entrants deserve a huge thank you for some truly fantastic submissions.