Students unite for annual march in park
23 May 2019
150 students representing six South East schools made the most of a day outdoors at the South East NRM Board’s annual March in May event at Canunda National Park earlier this month.
Looming rain clouds managed to hold off as students trekked the 8.5km loop, taking a breather at four education stations along the way. Stations featured talks about fire ecology and prescribed burns, landscape change and wildlife, indigenous culture, and history of the Coola Outstation.
Melaleuca Park Primary students Lucy and Charlotte were excited to be involved this year, and said the March was a fun day out of the classroom.
“My favourite session was learning about Indigenous culture,” Lucy said.
“I knew a lot of the answers to the questions, but I also learned a lot and thought it was really interesting.”
“The whole day was nice,” Charlotte said.
“It’s nice and peaceful out here.”
March in May has been running for over 15 years, and is a collaborative event between Friends of Canunda and Beachport volunteers, Natural Resources South East NRM Education team and Department for Environment and Water rangers. The next NRM Education event for local students is a three day Earthkeepers Camp at Naracoorte at the end of the month.
“I’m looking forward to the camp,” Charlotte said.
“It’s really fun, we learn a bunch of stuff about the environment and get to meet new people while exploring outside.”
For more information, contact the NRM Education team in the lower south east on 87351177 or upper south east 8762 9705.