03 Nov 2016 15:06:04
Love Your Environment
Yesterday, WILD LIFE Conservation Fund visited Double Bay Public School for an incursion and native tree planting as part of our conservation outreach project. The aim of the project is to promote wildlife awareness and appreciation and show our younger generations how they can help Australia native animals by creating and protecting habitat at their school.
In attendance at the school were five of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo's amazing team - Megan, Kelsey, Jasmine, Freya and Lara, who were accompanied by several animal ambassadors including a koala, stick Insect, bearded dragon, blue-tongued lizard, sugar glider and a python.
First up the team gave a presentation to two kindergarten classes in the school hall. With the animal ambassadors on hand the team taught the students about animal needs such as water, sunlight, shelter, food and the adaptations they have to survive in their habitats.
Following the presentation the team along with the students planted a native garden with 15 plants donated by the WILD LIFE Conservation Fund. While planting, the team spoke about the importance of creating and protecting habitat. We hope that the garden serves as a reminder to students for years to come as they see their habitat grow and see wildlife come to live in their environment.