IPads thrill for Wonga

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS LOOKING BACK -

IT was an ex­cit­ing time at Wonga Beach State School last week as stu­dents re­ceived a spe­cial visit from Jody and Therese from the Dain­tree Eco Lodge, along with Emily from Rain­for­est Res­cue.

Stu­dents were baf­fled as to what could pos­si­bly be in the big box with rib­bons, and were thrilled when they opened the box to find four iPads!

The Dain­tree Eco Lodge, as an ini­tia­tive of the Mor­ris Fam­ily Foun­da­tion, in con­junc­tion with Rain­for­est Res­cue, kindly do­nated th­ese iPads to the school in the hope of fur­ther­ing the en­vi­ron­men­tal work that the school is fa­mous for.

The iPads will help gather and record data, pho­to­graph the progress of re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ef­forts, com­mu­ni­cate with or­gan­i­sa­tions and groups in­volved in projects and pro­duce pre­sen­ta­tions to gain fur­ther fund­ing.

Rain­for­est Res­cue has worked tire­lessly through­out the Wonga Beach Com­mu­nity, in par­tic­u­lar with the Night Wings re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion project, in the hope of not only reveg­e­tat­ing vi­tal rain­for­est en­vi­ron­ments, but also to strengthen com­mu­nity links and help ed­u­cate our fu­ture lead­ers in the im­por­tance of con­serv­ing our en­vi­ron­ment.

The Dain­tree Eco Lodge has in­vested more than $25,000 in the past two years in en­vi­ron­men­tal projects in the area and man­ager Jody West­brook was thrilled to be help­ing the school con­tinue the work they have done over the past decade in sus­tain­abil­ity and en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion.

Act­ing Prin­ci­pal Jac­qui Os­borne said the iPads would be a fan­tas­tic ad­di­tion to the school’s en­vi­ron­men­tal projects and is ex­tremely grate­ful to both the Dain­tree Eco Lodge and Rain­for­est Res­cue.

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