Seeds of Change


We invite primary school classes to be part of Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak, PIAF 2017’s spectacular opening event, to learn more about this land that we all share.

The south-west of Australia is one of the most extraordinary and under threat areas of biodiversity in the world. Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak celebrates this fragile and complex environment through science and Noongar culture, considering how both perspectives can work together to preserve our natural world. 

As part of Seeds of Change we’re asking primary school classes throughout Western Australia to become guardians of a totem, just one of the 180,000 species with which we share our environment.

Through a series of guided activities each class will learn to understand their totem, its importance in the eco-system and what they can do to ensure its survival. All the information gathered and the ideas of conservation they come up with throughout the project will be added to an online database, providing a valuable resource for schools. 

To celebrate their totem and its special place in our world, each student will create a glowing seedpod to feature in a stunning collective artwork across the contours of Yorkas Nynning, The Pioneer Women’s Memorial slope at Kings Park. Each seedpod will sit with 2,000 other seeds of change at the culmination of Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak, as a glowing illustration of the interconnectivity and biodiversity of species from the south west.

Please register on the form below to express your interest in participating in this project.