Appila Springs to come alive with learners
23 September 2014
Appila Springs will provide a spectacular backdrop for an outdoor learning experience for a group of about 150 local school children next week (September 10), when it plays host to the Appila Springs Environmental Education Day.
The 14th annual education day will host students from eight local schools, including for the first time, students from the School of the Air. Students from Jamestown Community School, Orroroo Area School, Gladstone Primary School, St Joseph’s School Gladstone, Laura Primary School, Melrose Primary School, and Booleroo Centre District School will also attend.
Students will attend workshops including ‘Animals Anonymous’, and ‘Wipe Out Waste’, as well as sessions on native bees, water saving, reptiles, pest control, and rocks and minerals.
Funded by Natural Resources Northern and Yorke, the education day is run by the Caltowie Corridors of Green group. Member Valmai George says Appila Springs is the perfect location to spark an interest in the environment.
"We started this learning day because we wanted to educate the younger generation about the environment," she says.
"We now have an interpretive centre there with information boards about the site, and the area is just perfect for this type of learning day.
"It’s absolutely spectacular at the moment, the springs are full and running, there’s animal life, a range of plant species and even a glacial rock area that’s great for teaching about geology."
The Appila Springs Environmental Education day starts at 9.45am, with workshops from 10am-2pm. Sessions are 20 minutes in duration.
For further information call Valmai or Neil George on 0429 177 906 or 8663 5031.
DEWNR Senior Media Advisor