Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean

Close to na­ture

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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.”

 ??  ?? A group of Cam­boon Pri­mary School stu­dents at the Perth Hills Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre.
A group of Cam­boon Pri­mary School stu­dents at the Perth Hills Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre.

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