STUDENTS will take an exclusive walk through Tamworth Regional Council facilities without ever leaving the classroom.
It's part of the annual Amazing Enviro Race, designed to teach kids the importance of their impact on the Earth.
Run by Sustainable North West, organiser Emma Stilts said the students will take a virtual tour of the water treatment plant and Challenge recycling facility.
"I think a lot of people think of themselves as a small part of the system, but when you see what impact incorrect recycling can have on what then has to go into landfill - you see it's important to do the right thing," she said.
"I think there's no way kids nowadays aren't aware of the challenges we face, but often the discussion around climate change can be depressing so we want to promote a positive and empowering message to make change together."
The race is in its eighth year and has financial backing from Tamworth Regional Council for the next three.
More than 100 students from five schools across Tamworth and Gunnedah that will take part.
The outbreak of COVID-19 means it's the first year the race will be run as an online event, but it has given organisers the opportunity to do things differently and incorporate new challenges, Ms Stilts said.
"We have great interfaces which means the kids can actually see workers pulling contaminants out of the tunnel, so they can see if they don't recycle correctly there's an impact and it's someone's job to fix that," she said.
"I guess once we decided to go ahead and do a virtual race it provided new opportunities to think outside the square.
"We have so many resources that represent sustainable thinking, with a scavenger hunt, music amplifier, we had to think laterally about what we wanted to express to the kids in terms of outcomes and understanding."
The race is on Wednesday, November 4.