THE message of conservation will be spread at a communal colouring event later this month.
The Australian Conservation Fund Mornington branch is holding a Community for Creatures day at Frankston foreshore on 22 October. Visitors will colour in a large banner adorned with endangered animals to raise awareness.
Australian Conservation Fund Mornington member Sue Miles said she hopes the event will engage younger people in conservation efforts. “For Community for Creatures we’re getting people to colour in a banner with endangered species and we are presenting it to our MP Peta Murphy,” she said. “We are going to head down to the promenade, hang out for two hours, and whoever happens to be down there can come and colour in and have a bit of fun.
“I want to engage the younger generation because they’re the ones that are going to clean up this world.”
This is the first time the Mornington branch has run the event. It has involved Dromana Secondary College with the school running an art competition for students in years seven to nine with ACF supplying prizes to the winners. Rosebud Book Barn has also donated a $50 voucher.
The event takes place at the Frankston foreshore on 22 October between 1pm and 3pm.
For more information and to register attendance visit acf.org.au/community-for-creatures-frankston