The 2017 hit Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak is back to transform Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland over four spectacular nights.
Noongar culture, science, cutting-edge technology and breathtaking artistry come together to celebrate and explore the interconnectedness of all life and the fragile beauty of South Western Australia’s landscape. Trees come to life, stories are shared and the urgent need to protect our environment is evident through an enchanting and unforgettable 1.5km journey in Kings Park.
Central to the success and power of Boorna Waanginy is the Seeds of Change program, an ambitious school project which in 2017 saw thousands of Western Australian school children learn about and pledge to protect a species of flora or fauna from their local area. Students were asked to contribute a seedpod lantern with a drawn image of their species that went on to form the magical installation at the conclusion of the event.
This year community members are invited to participate in the Seeds of Change program and a new advanced component, Boodja Djena: Ground Beneath Our Feet. This program aims to empower members of the community to take action to bring about change in their immediate neighbourhoods, to protect Western Australia’s unique biodiversity. The downloadable resource includes project and collaboration ideas to give community members the tools to make a positive, long term impact on the environment which we all share.
Imagine if every person decided to take steps to care for the ground beneath them. Collectively we can change the way we live and teach others to care. You can be part of that change for the better.
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Image: Sohan Ariel Hayes and Zoe Atkinson