Pam Maylszek discusses beach debris with Mayor Brad Carter at the recent Witness King Tides event on Yeppoon beachfront. Photo Sophie Jackson / Capricorn Coast Mirror
Pam Maylszek discusses beach debris with Mayor Brad Carter at the recent Witness King Tides event on Yeppoon beachfront. Photo Sophie Jackson / Capricorn Coast Mirror Sophie Jackson

Go bush to learn

THINKING outside the box, Greening Australia has created the concept for a Corporate Volunteer Program to benefit both local business and the environment.

Incorporating education about the local environment, flora, fauna and sustainability, the program serves as a team building exercise which is a great way to put the skills of you and fellow workers to the test to create a more efficient work environment, build stronger relationships and personal ties with co-workers and keep teams motivated.

"It's all about having fun and involving the community so they can get a better concept of their own backyard," Pam Malyszek from Greening Australia said.

The program will take local business staff members to explore their local environment.

With activities such as bush tucker identification and their uses, seed collecting and turtle trapping and tagging, the program will provide a way for locals to explore parts of their locale that they might not usually visit.

"This is a great opportunity to branch out and make education accessible for everyone," Pam said.

Pam will collect staff from their workplace and deliver them back. The program will also focus on sustainability and the links between environment and local business. To become a volunteer phone 0439 745 366 or email pmalyszek@greeningaustralia.org.au