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An important element of CCG’s work is raising awareness of the issues affecting our local environment. Environmental education, in partnership with local schools, raises community awareness, develops skills and encourages involvement in our waterways.

Students in the Cape to Cape region participate in activities such as macro-invertebrate sampling in local waterways, water quality monitoring, catchment tours, river processes and revegetation.

In the 2011 the Rotary club of Margaret River funded a teaching program for year 3’s at Margaret River Primary School titled ‘Change and Continuity over Time- A local history and ecology exploration’. The program aims to provide an opportunity for students to learn about the unique values of the Margaret River and examine how the local community has used and interacted with the river over time from Indigenous pre-colonialism to the present day.Yr 3 Students from MRPS     Field trip with Yr 3 students          

In 2012 the CCG are again working with the Year 3 students at Margaret River Primary School . More information on the recent excursion to Rotary Park and subsequent visit by Zac Webb can be seen on the school blog here: http://www.mriverps.wa.edu.au/living-or-non-living-that-is-the-question/

A student from year 3 has been honing her journalistic skills. Find her reports here: http://dolphinkids.edublogs.org/2012/03/23/zac-shares-his-knowledge-of-the-land/  http://dolphinkids.edublogs.org/2012/03/15/excursion-to-rotary-park/

A further report on the Rotary Park excursion can be found on the Margaret River Primary School website; looks and sounds like it was a great day out  http://mriverps.wa.edu.au/

Throughout the year CCG runs a series of workshops aimed at engaging our local community in Natural Resource Management. In the past these have included workshops on waterway management, bush regeneration, weed & feral animal control and tree decline. See our workshop page for more information about coming events.

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