Children participating in the Greentree Ant program develop research skills in a practical and enjoyable way. Children’s own local environment is examined for biodiversity and a range of learning experiences offered to help children understand and appreciate the rich and diverse life existing within their immediate surroundings. In this way a sense of local and regional community is brought to the learning process.
Greentree Ants compliments all Townsville City Council curriculum focused catchment and sustainability initiatives as part of the ‘Citischool - young citizens program’. The delivery of Greentree Ants links directly with existing curriculum and key learning outcomes as well as helping to develop ways to deliver issues on terrestrial biodiversity to students.
The program also has the capacity to assist children develop skills in other areas such as language and communication as well as technology, art and drama thus integrating the school curriculum.