Working with the amazing environmental artist, Angela Rossen, our Year 5 & 6 students painted this stunning artwork for the school, which will be on display at Artopia.

The painting showcases the biodiversity of our wetlands.  These workshops were fully funded by River Rangers.

 

 

 

What other River Ranger learning experiences have our children engaged in this term?  

  • Early childhood classes participated sessions involving an interactive water catchment model.  The children investigated the impact of different pollutants in the Swan Canning Riverpark.

 

 

 

 

  • Year 2 children created paintings that will become garden signage for the Noongar Six Seasons garden.  The designs are with the sign maker now and will be ready for display next term.

 

 

 

 

  • Look at these fabulous bee models created by Year 3s.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Year 4 and 6 classes learnt about different species of local frogs:

 

 

 

 

  • Year 6 students visited Scitech to use digital microscopy and view a live bee hive.

 

 

 

 

 

  • They also visited the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary, on the Swan River.  Here the students conducted a range of tests to determine the water quality of Bayswater Brook which runs into the Swan.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Finally, ten Year 6 students attended a Councillor for a Day event to provide input into the City of Stirling’s Urban Forest Strategy:

 

 

 

 

 

More to come! 

Exciting River Ranger adventures are planned for Term 3.

All classes will be involved in NAIDOC Week celebrations and tree planting in the bushland, the Year 5 & 6s will be visiting Murdoch Uni to learn about dolphins and the river food web, while the Year 6s will be attending the Kids Teaching Kids Conference in Mandurah, presenting Coolbinia Bots (robotics) workshops to other senior primary and high school students.