Students helping to protect wildlife

Carinity Education Glendyne students and teacher Justin Burnham with the bee hotel.

Local wildlife is benefiting from a collaboration between Carinity Education Glendyne and Fraser Coast Regional Council.

As part of their environmental studies, students are caring for and rejuvenating a valuable nature strip on the school campus.

The Land for Wildlife program involves a team of 27 students working to rehabilitate a 1.1-hectare conservation area back to its natural state.

The land area is protected from future development and is home to native animals and dozens of species of native grass, shrubs, vines and trees including paperbark, fig and Blue Gum.

Students have identified wallaby access tracks, lizards, snakes and rodent activity on the site.

A feature of the students’ work has been using materials from old infrastructure to create features including using timber from an old obstacle course for a “bee hotel”, as a way of encouraging biodiversity within the conservation area.

Students have also reused coppers logs as borders for a walking path into the centre of the conservation area and installed bird and possum boxes, to encourage native flora and fauna to repopulate the area.

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