Hands-on experience

Paula Kalinowski with Jake Jurleka, Nandni Gondariya and Rex the cockatoo. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d411301
Paula Kalinowski with Jake Jurleka, Nandni Gondariya and Rex the cockatoo. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d411301

Visitors from Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, the Great Cocky Count and Dolphin Watch spoke at an assembly.

Pupils moved to activity stations including art using recycled materials, composting, looking at leaves through microscopes, a waste audit and a visit from Rex, the cockatoo.

‘Under the microscope was hands-on, creating a buzz with students,’ organiser/ teacher Cymbie Burgoyne said.

‘They closely examined the leaves of native and non-native plants to learn how plants adapt to Perth’s dry climate. The kids loved the day and we intend to make it an annual event.’

Students could wear green by donating a gold coin to the Wilderness Society.