Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Quintilian coastcarers

The morning of 27th May was a busy one for the enthusiastic Grade Fours from The Quintilian School. Members of Cottesloe Coastcare, Kate Sputore -the north metro Coastcare Officer and two teachers all worked with the children planting seedlings at Grant Marine Park.
In the photo above Kate is talking to the students about the area in the background of the photo, which was a lawn but is now being converted to local plants. The children suggested that lawn would use far more water than native plants and that fertilisers used on lawn can pollute ground water and the ocean. They also thought that birds, insects butterflies and bobtails would all be able to use the native plants for food and shelter. They thought the local plants looked better too!

In the photo above Jono, Tim and Carlo are doing a great job planting grey cottonheads with help from Marion.(click on photos to enlarge)

In this photo Tatjana, Claire and Abigail are receiving help from their teacher Robert Knott.

In this picture Inaraso and Insenna are being shown how to plant a seedling by CCA volunteer Sue.

Thanks to teachers Bronwyn Kay and Robert Knott and all the grade 4's. It was a really good working session and we hope you all enjoyed your time helping us care for the Cottesloe coast.


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