TWO Mandurah teens have returned home from this year’s NatureBridge program in the US.
Frederick Irwin Anglican School student Danielle Booker and Foundation Christian College student Pieter Verster arrived home with a greater understanding of the effects of climate change.
Ms Booker spent two-weeks in California exploring Yosemite National Park to identify the effects of climate change on biodiversity and the environment through scientific investigations.
“Most importantly, the trip taught me the importance of living sustainably and minimising our impact on the environment,” she said.
“It gave me a broader understanding of what is happening in the world and what we must do to look after it so the amazing sites we visited, and anywhere else for that matter, remain forever.”
She also said the trip was the experience of a lifetime.
“I met so many interesting people who share the same interests as me and I think my social skills have improved because of it,” she said.
“I am now excited for what opportunities lay ahead after finishing school.
“I hope I can continue to travel, so I build on this amazing experience.”
Mr Verster spent his trip at Washington’s Olympic National Park.