Students make nests for wildlife
THE Bush Rangers at Rockingham Senior High School Education Support Centre made nesting boxes as part of Simon Cherriman’s The Re-Cyc-Ology Project incursion.
Students learned about the importance of wildlife conservation and waste management.
Mr Cherriman told students about the loss of tree hollows due to land clearing and its impact on wildlife.
He then engaged the Rangers in a practical sustainable solution to help animals and birds by building nesting boxes made out of recyclable material.
The larger boxes were for black cockatoos and even ducks, the medium-sized boxes were for the galahs, parrots and owls, and the small boxes for the pardalote (song bird).
Students then chose suitable trees in and around the school grounds to install the nesting boxes to provide a habitat for birds.
Cameron Shellback (14), Kate Mutton (14), Zac Thorogood (15) and Rachel Pearson (15) with the large Black Cockatoo nesting box.
Isabella Frawley and Joshua Bender.