National Tree Day Case Studies - Coordinator Profile Michella McIntosh

Coordinator Profile Michella McIntosh

Name: Michella McIntosh 

Organisation: Double Bay Central Library, Woollahra Library and Information Service

How did the libraries you coordinated participate in National Tree Day?

As part of our Childrens Program, each of the three service points present a Storytime whichis targeted to children aged between 3-5 years. Storytime involves stories, songs, rhymes, craft and an interactive activity. The activity depends on what resources are available to us each year. In the past we have planted a tree in the gardens, played with worms and given each child a pot and some seeds so they can watch herbs grow.

What will you be doing this year (2012)?

The children love playing with the worms from the Council’s worm farm so that will feature (plus it’s free).

What are the main benefits of participating in National Tree Day?

To connect children to the natural world and the beauty which surrounds them.

How do you usually promote the event to the local community?

The local paper, Sydney’s child, Twitter, Council website and Council’s What’s On

What do participants seem to enjoy most about the day?

Learning something new and getting their hands dirty!