Preschool and primary school children across Bathurst are being encouraged to take part in a program designed to complement early education around environmental sustainability.
Bathurst Regional Council has partnered with 'Get Grubby', a major Australian online sustainability program introducing children to the importance of recycling, composting and gardening.
Mayor Bobby Bourke said said the program will inspire children to go outside to explore and celebrate nature.
"Get Grubby is designed to encourage active participation in early childhood sustainability learning," Cr Bourke said.
"It is fun and practical, celebrating nature and empowering young children to do little things that make a big difference."
The program has already seen over 20 local education centres sign up, including Kelso's Goodstart Early Learning Centre.
Goodstart Early Learning sustainability officer Renee Graham said the program allows the children to adopt a hands-on approach to environmental awareness.
"The children have enjoyed working on our garden and it's helping us as educators better understand the importance of sustainability," Ms Graham said.
The program features 10 modules and for more information, visit the Sustainable Bathurst Facebook page.