A rich program was provided for the 300 plus students who attended the fourth RCE Gippsland Sustainable Schools Expo held at the Inverloch Community Hub in May 2018. The titles of workshops and names of presenters were Water in the Environment – South Gippsland & Westernport Water, Worm farms & Composting – Wellington Shire Council, Stuffed? Living Better with Less – Will Tait – Our Planet, Gotcha Bag Door hanger – Bunurong Coast Education, Creating a Sustainability Story – Bass Coast Library 6. Energy Trailer – Gippsland Climate Change Network 7. Boomerang Bag Decorating – Plastic Bag Free Bass Coast, Habitat Game– ResourceSmart Schools Program, Habitat Game (2) – ResourceSmart Schools Program, Marvellous Mural Making – Bunurong Coast Education, Plastic Pollution Control – Bunurong Coast Education, My Bubble and Squeak Rules – Domestic Goddess Mentors 13. Felting – Koorooman Spinners and Weavers, Bug Bits – Bass Coast Landcare Network, T-shirt Bags – ResourceSmart Schools Program, Sculptures from Recycled Materials – Waste around the Home – Ed Thexton and Planting in reuse containers – ResourceSmart Schools program.
These programs were presented in the morning and afternoon so students were able to attend two different sessions. Will Tait was able to act as compere, presenter of information, stories, a song and to generally include students where possible in his very engaging and informative presentations. Once again the South Gippsland, being the local Shire provided the venue, personnel and a warm welcome at the beginning of the day. It can be seen the variety of support we received by looking at the list of presenters. Local supermarkets provided fresh fruit for morning tea for students, the local Red Cross Opportunity shop attended and was grateful to accept goods donated by students and teachers in keeping with the theme of the day of “Living Better with Less”.