Baldivis Children’s Forest

designing for environmental education

The Baldivis Children’s Forest has served the local community as a centre point for environmental education since 2000. The primary focus of the organisation is ‘Conservation through Education’. This 20-hectare public park is 50 km south of Perth and has been created and maintained as a bushland reserve by children since it began in 2000. It now hosts multi-award winning educational and conservation programs. The Forest has walk trails, information signs, an outdoor classroom, toilets, electric BBQ, picnic areas, amphitheatre and artwork. The Baldivis Children’s Forest is now working toward the construction of a new classroom/workshop space within the Environmental Education Centre. The vision is for Environmental Education Centre is to enable the Baldivis Children’s Forest to become a leader in Western Australian conservation education for young people and provide the facilities and tools for other community organisations to benefit from the forest and work in the local natural environment.