Little footprint, big future

Little Footprint, Big Future – that’s the message and the motivation for all behind a brand new exhibition just opened at the Museum of Geraldton.
Laurie Graham and NACC CEO Richard McLellan plant a tree in commemoration of the museum exhibition opening.

A joint venture between the Museum of Geraldton and the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, the exhibition is an educational and inspirational interactive “visitor activity centre” designed for primary-school-aged students.

Little Footprint, Big Future was officially launched on 7 October, with a fantastic crowd of more than 900 people visiting the Museum and its creative new exhibition on its first day.

Leroy Shiosaki performs during the Welcome to Country.

The exhibition allows participants to explore small actions that can be incorporated into everyday life to help the natural environment – in the NACC NRM Region and far beyond.

The exhibition launch was accompanied by a Family Fun Day, which helped ensure there was a near-never-ending stream of parents and children visiting and becoming absorbed in the exhibition’s hands-on stations and associated activities.

Lennox Knowles (4) and Asha O’Sullivan (4)

NACC Program Development and Innovation Manager Katherine Allen said she was thrilled with the opening event, and the community response, and looked forward to seeing many more visitors experiencing the exhibition over the coming months.

“The basic goal of the exhibit is to improve community knowledge, awareness and capacity across a broad range of NRM issues,” she said.

“We hope to educate, inspire and motivate young people to care about and look after the environment in a fun and interactive way.”

Ruby Wise (3) takes a closer look.
Ruby Wise (3) takes a closer look during NACC’s Family Fun Day and museum launch.
Oscar Downes (5) enjoys spending time with one of the visitors from Greenough Wildlife Park

The Little Footprint, Big Future exhibition is supported by funding from the WA Government’s State NRM Program – supported by Royalties for Regions – and the City of Greater Geraldton.

All members of the community are invited to visit the exhibition, which will be open until 28 January 2018.

Bookings for self-guided visits to the Little Footprint, Big Future exhibition at the Museum are essential for school groups. Entry is by donation, with a suggested contribution of $20 per group. Interested parties are asked to please call 9431 8393 or contact the Museum by email at: [email protected]

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