While the grown-ups nearby in Parliament scratch their heads on environmental issues, kindergarteners in Jerrabomberra are rolling up their sleeves to do their part.
The kids at the Goodstart Early Learning Centre have built their own frog pond to attract local native species of frog.
It's part of a program run by the Australian Museum, with the Jerrabomberra pond marking 100 frog-friendly habitats in schools across the country.
Goodstart Jerrabomberra assistant director Isobel Steward said the children had been learning about native frogs during the building of the pond. It was hoped the ponds would provide a safe home for the frogs.
While no frogs have been released into the pond yet, the children got to handle common green tree frogs, giggling uncontrollably as the docile frogs crawled up and down their arms.
Dylan Williams, 4, one of the young kindergarteners involved, helped build part of the pond, including making a little stage for the frogs.
"They're awesome and so cool," Dylan said.
And why does he love frogs? "Because they croak."
The students had help from local employees at Bunnings whose complex manager Nathan McGrath said building the pond had been an opportunity for workers to get out of the Fyshwick store.
"To get out and see the look on the kids' faces when you're teaching them how to plant and talking about frogs, that's what really makes it worthwhile," Mr McGrath said.
His colleagues had provided the materials - "and obviously the labour" - with some employees even coming in on their days off to help build the pond.
"The kids provided the fun," Mr McGrath said.
The school has also been using the Australian Museum's FrogID program to help identify frog calls using a smartphone app. Logging these croaks helps scientists conduct a frog census, and Australian Museum director Kim McKay said the app had generated the equivalent of more than 13 per cent of all frog records collected in Australia.
Australia has 240 known frog species, with several under threat including Canberra's northern corroboree frog.