Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean
Close to nature
A GROUP of waterwise students from Camboon Primary School in Noranda were the first school to take part in a Nearer to Nature excursion.
The excursion, run by the Water Corporation, was held at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre in December.
Years 5 and 6 students toured the activity-based Catchment Carers’ Trail and examined what influences the water cycle in nature.
Camboon Primary School teacher Fiona Petkoff said the excursion was a great experience.
“Our tour guide, Mike, was incredibly knowledgeable and it was exciting to walk through the bush and listen to his information and learn about the water cycle in nature and how our choices affect sustainability,” she said.
Water Corporation customer and community general manager Karen Willis said it was fantastic for waterwise schools to learn about the water cycle and water conservation.
“The free excursions are engaging and educational ways we can thank our Waterwise schools for their commitment to help spread the Waterwise message and the importance of conserving precious water,” she said.
“It’s wonderful Camboon Primary School students were able to deepen their water knowledge and visit the iconic Mundaring Weir, which supplies water to the Goldfields and Agricultural region through the Goldfields pipeline.”