Clues point to animals: Wooroloo Primary walk on the wild side

Shire environmental officer Justine Shailes with Wooroloo students.
Shire environmental officer Justine Shailes with Wooroloo students.

PRIMARY school students took a walk on the wild side to learn more about native animals in their neighbourhood.

Wooroloo Primary School participated in a fauna activity trail, part of the Shire of Mundaring’s Green Spot native animal awareness program.

Shire President Helen Dullard said the children searched for clues about the quenda, pygmy possum and chuditch in bushland near the school grounds on September 21.

“They heard about the habitat of each animal, what makes them special and most importantly what to do if they come across injured wildlife,” she said.

Sacred Heart Primary School in Mundaring also joined in the educational fun last week and students at Sawyers Valley Primary are next on the schedule.

The shire is calling for residents of all ages to identify animal activity hot spots by completing a short, online survey.

Green spot signs placed in animal hot spots alert drivers to slow down and provide a helpline number to call if an animal is injured.

Children who complete the survey and a colouring competition before Monday will have the chance to win a prize.

For more, visit www.mundaring.|wa.gov.au.