Next gen experience career pathways in landscape management
The Limestone Coast Landscape Board with the Department for Education provided a hands on experience for students to head out into the landscape last week and learn about the many roles land management has to offer as part of the Lucindale Area School Career Immersion Day.
The Limestone Coast Landscape Board with the Department for Education provided a hands-on experience for students to head out into the landscape last week and learn about the many roles land management has to offer as part of the Lucindale Area School Career Immersion Day.
The hands-on approach showcased a range of career options and provided students with information about the expertise of roles such as ecologists and landscape officers.
Listening to various staff members talk about their career paths, education and life experiences provided an insight into the world of landscape management.
Vanessa Freebairn, Landscape Education Co-ordinator said, “The students enjoyed getting out into the community and helping to improve the landscape by removing environmental weeds whilst experiencing first-hand the different roles within the LC Landscape Board.”
Dr. Abigail Goodman, Co-ordinator Communities helping Cockies gave students an overview of the role of an ecologist. She described the variety and breadth of work she undertakes, and then provided a practical example of the decisions that are made to establish a shelterbelt, including selection of the right species and determining the number of tubestock to order.
Dr Goodman commented, “Showcasing the range of projects and variety of work we undertake at the Limestone Coast Landscape Board provides a deeper understanding for the next generation of students. It was fantastic to be involved in this day and support students with career options.”
Grace Porter-Dabrowski, Landscape Officer for the Limestone Coast Landscape Board provided a weed demonstration at a nearby local property where students were involved in the removal of the weed Boneseed. “Being involved with landowners as well as the physical work of weed removal gives students a better understanding of what is required for bush management of remnant vegetation.” said Grace.
If you would like the Limestone Coast Landscape Board to be involved with your school career immersion days contact us on 8429 7550 to discuss the options.