Currawong Bush Park excursion. June 11 th , 2013. A chance for the Grade 3’s to begin their journey towards an understanding of the term “Sustainability.”. Recycling or Landfill?.
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A chance for the Grade 3’s to begin their journey towards an understanding of the term “Sustainability.”
The students learnt about recycling and the importance of being able to identify and in turn educate each other and their families about what items of waste are suitable for recycling and what needs to be placed in landfill and vice versa.
They did a terrific activity in which they had to order from most appropriate to least appropriate, items that are often placed into landfill which should have been recycled. We will complete this during this meeting.
The students learnt about Biodiversity – the link between humans, animals and the environment.
This was “Bruce” the Koala who the students and teachers all enjoyed having a pat of.
Biodiversity teaches us that we need to be in harmony with the planet. That our actions do have either positive or negative effects on the environment and each other.
The students learnt about different environments and habitats as they wandered around the Park. This habitat is described as “grassy woodland.”
They also learnt that when the environment and animals work together they form an eco-system and each part plays its own important role.
Even dead trees such as these provide valuable homes and as they decompose their wood shavings provide mulch for the soil.
The students participated in a Leadership Workshop where they discussed the important qualities of a leader and lead a blindfolded partner around a range of “touchy-feely” boxes where the sight impaired partner had to describe what they were touching.
They also had to untangle a human knot, one person at a time which they found quite challenging.
Environmental leadership and setting good examples for others are integral to sustaining the planet.