Gotta catch them all!

Watheroo Primary School students learnt a thing or two about feral animal management earlier this month when NACC NRM officer Heather Legge popped in to say hello.

NACC has established a partnership with a number of Primary Schools in the region, with teachers and students getting involved in NACC’s Feral Fix: Enviro-Stories project.

Students involved in this project are writing and illustrating 15-page storybooks focused on the feral animals they have researched. Their final products will be published as an A5 school reader.

It was a hands-on visit at Watheroo, with students enjoying trapping an unsuspecting fox puppet inside a cage trap.

Students at Watheroo Primary School learnt all about how to trap feral cats during a visit from NACC earlier this month.
Students at Watheroo Primary School learnt all about how to trap feral cats during a visit from NACC earlier this month.

The students also had fun deciphering infra-red camera footage of native and feral animals, , as was listening to audio recordings of feral animal calls.

Heather said it was a pleasure to share knowledge about feral and native animals with the Watheroo Primary School students.
“Kids in the #NAR are really switched on when it comes to the environment and they were eager to learn more,” she said. “When I asked for suggestions about unique options for feral animal management, one student suggested developing a special potion that could transform an animal so that it wasn’t feral anymore – now that is creative thinking.”

“I am sure the kids will have some great ideas for their Enviro-Stories picture books that they will be creating very soon.”

 

For more information about how your school can get involved in the Enviro-Stories project, please contact Jessica Stingemore on [email protected] or 9938 0106.

This project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program, supported by Royalties for Regions.

 

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This is a fantastic initiative. We need to expand these community to shoots to include all properties. Each farm should have to send a representative to shoot on their behalf, if not a volunteer neighbour. If we could expand this so all shire boundaries touch we could make a huge difference.

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