The Leneva Enviro Hub is comprised of several parcels of crown land encompassing a bush reserve, the historic Leneva hall, and the grounds of the former School 1506 – Leneva Primary School. It is home to a substantial framework of mature Box and gum trees with environmental education infrastructure including shelter and nature trails.
Parklands Albury Wodonga is working with Wodonga Senior Secondary College, the Federation of Wodonga Government Schools, Leneva Landcare Group, Leneva Hall Committee and community volunteers to enhance this 10 hectare remnant Box Gum Grassy woodlands site and improve regional environmental education opportunities.
We welcome use of the site and the involvement of school and community groups in enhancement projects. Please contact us with any enquiries.
Leneva Environmental Hub Interactive map (in progress…)
Things to Do:
- Nature based enquiry along trails
- Water quality monitoring
- Nestbox monitoring
- Outdoor classroom
- Outdoor gathering place with benches
- Covered bush classroom/shelter
- Wood fired pizza oven
- Nature trails
Nature Treasure hunt
Use our class set of prompt sheets to explore the nature trails at the Hub, learn about ecosystem interactions and discuss what you find. Contact us to access a laminated set or download and print your own from our resources page.
Learn about nestboxes
Artificial nestboxes have been in stalled at the Leneva Enviro Hub to supplement the natural hollows available at the site for both birds and arboreal mammals (gliders). Groups are able to monitor these boxes with Parklands Rangers and learn about the importance of retaining shelter for native species.
Contact us to arrange a nestbox monitoring session, access our monitoring forms on our website, and download teaching resources on the endangered Squirrel Glider from the Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre here.
Use the site at any time to spot and record birds, find out which are native and which are invasive, and contribute to the national Backyard Bird Count. Birdlife Australia provides free resources for teaching around birds.
Use the small dam at the Leneva Enviro Hub to learn about water quality, wetlands, aquatic life, frogs and more.
Free resources designed for Victorian students are available on the River Detectives website.
Use the site for lessons in human geography. Free resources available on the Outdoors Victoria site.
Exploring the world of Fungi
A wide range of fungi can be found at the Leneva Enviro Hub, providing fascinating exploration activities. Find great fungi resources for Yrs 3&4 on the Australian Association for Environmental Education website here.
Exploring Box-Gum Grassy Woodlands
Like much of the country around Albury Wodonga, the Leneva Enviro Hub is a Box-Gum Grassy Woodland reserve. The Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre has some great resources including toolkits, lesson plans and videos with Dr Dave exploring the biodiversity of Box-Gum Grassy Woodland ecosystems, and much more.
Research resources – Flora and Fauna
Undertaking many of the above activities will require further research by students. Students will benefit from the broader information on local flora and fauna available on our Resources page.
Want to get involved? We’re always looking for volunteers and people with unique skills to help out whenever possible. Click the link below to find out more!