Calling all budding movie makers – OneFortyOne needs your help!

25 Feb 20


Did you know that forests across the Limestone Coast are home to all sorts of plants and animals? You might be surprised to learn about the types of creatures that call our forests home. Locally, the forests and trees right here in the Green Triangle provide jobs, conserve biodiversity and respond to climate change – they are even home to the odd ghost mushroom or two!

To celebrate the United Nation’s International Day of Forests and inspired by the theme ‘Forests and Biodiversity: Too Precious to Lose’ OneFortyOne is hosting a student video competition, with prizes! There are two categories, one for primary school students and another for high school students. The winner of each category will receive their choice of an iPad, MacBook Pro or Apple watch. The competition is open to individual primary and secondary school-aged students across the Limestone Coast region of South Australia. To find out more about the competition visit or email

OneFortyOne’s Linda Cotterill said, “We’re inviting students across the Limestone Coast to send us a short video that showcases the biodiversity of our local forests.” “We need young people to love our forests, whether that be Australian bushland or plantation forestry. This summer we have seen plant and animal biodiversity seriously impacted by fire. It is our hope that this competition can help raise awareness about just how much forests offer people and the environment. At OneFortyOne we are genuinely committed to working with students and educators across the region to encourage young people to value forests. We thought this competition would be a fun way to do it and to get people out into nature.”

As part of International Day of Forests, OneFortyOne and Nature Glenelg Trust are hosting schools at Mt Burr Swamp on 20h and 27th March 2019 to share the story of the steps being taken to restore the swamp. Students will take part in activities that use recycled goods and show how we monitor and encourage biodiversity at Mount Burr.

The team at OneFortyOne are passionate about raising awareness and understanding of forests and their benefits to young people’s lives. With a team of professional foresters on hand, OneFortyOne is happy to come out to classrooms and talk to students, there are also free teaching resources available from ForestLearning, that have a focus on Australian forests and sustainable timber products.

About ForestLearning

ForestLearning has Australian Curriculum aligned free teaching and learning resources, written by teachers – for teachers!  Download ForestLearning teacher guides and photocopiable student workbooks free from the website.

About International Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 17 March the first International Day of Forests in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests.


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OneFortyOne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, water, and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations people today.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, Māori communities have a strong spiritual connection between people and the land – the wellbeing of one sustains the wellbeing of the other. We strive to build meaningful relationships with iwi as tangata whenua (people of the land/region), to be responsible intergenerational kaitiaki (stewards/guardians) of the land where our forests grow.