IPads thrill for Wonga
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.