ForestrySA Schools Program

08 Sep 2017 Budding young scientists explore the underwater world at Mt Burr Swamp!

Lauren and Michelle recently hosted two fantastic aquatic workshops at Mt Burr Swamp for students from Newbery Park Primary School and Millicent High School. The clinics are part of the ForestrySA Schools Program which focusses on biodiversity education, including corridors. This workshop was aimed at...

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23 Jun 2017 Southern Brown Bandicoots are now on the radar

Well it was this time last year (in 2016) that we reported on how the third 'once in a decade' digging abundance survey for the Southern Brown Bandicoot was back underway. Through the Restoring Under-represented Ecological Communities project, NGT ended up completing the survey in 2016...

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23 Jun 2017 Creating a highway of a different kind: connecting our patches of remnant woodland

Students from Millicent High School and Newbery Park Primary School have started to transform the Honan to Woolwash wildlife corridor into what might one day become a 'bandicoot highway'! [caption id="attachment_27827" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Millicent High School students listening to planting instructions[/caption] The ForestrySA Biodiversity Corridor School Program’s aim...

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23 Jun 2017 Bringing the concept of “Connections in Nature” to life in our schools

As part of ForestrySA’s schools program I recently visited Glenburnie Primary School to talk to the Years 4-7 students about Connections in Nature. We began the session by brainstorming our favourite outdoor places and then our favourite animals. The students enthusiastically participated in the discussion about...

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