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Artwork on display NAIDOC 2014

 Students made handprints for artwork, to display back at school                            


NAIDOC 2014 was a very successful event at Jigamy Farm, Pambula.  Eden Aboriginal Land Council community members and NPWS Aboriginal staff delivered a range of activities to local primary schools students. Students increased their knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture through participating in the activities.  Bournda EEC was pleased to be involved in the program again this year.  

Being artists at Bournda

Students studying marine creatures under a microscope

Enrichment Programs

My Treasure

Stage 2 and 3 students came to Bournda to engage in a day of exploring the natural environment to find their own special treasure. Students photographed their treasure, then created an artwork using their treasure and wrote an artist statement about their work. Using a virtual gallery through Padlet, students posted their work to be viewed back at school.

Environmental Science

In a day of science investigation, Stage 2 students collected marine creatures in Wallagoot Lake and then looked at them closely through microscopes back in the science lab.  Stage 3 students used equipment to record various environmental data including air temperature, soil surface temperature, relative humidity and site slope and calculated the average air temperature reading.

An arial photograph of the Panboola Wetlands

Fungi found during the Panboola Bioblitz

Panboola Bioblitz

Primary and high school students joined Bournda EEC, ALCW members and a group of scientists and naturalists to discover, identify and record as many kinds of plants, animals, algae and fungi as possible with the chosen area at the Panboola Wetlands. Students engaged in three sessions of field survey work in different habitats and then learnt how to log their sightings into the Atlas.

One site at a school that the students were documenting sightings

Students in search of animals


My Place - a school biodiversity mapping project

Bournda staff and community volunteers from Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness (ALCW) ran a program at a number of local schools where they assisted students to document plants and animals in their school grounds and then log their sightings with the Atlas.

The Zoomobile Van at Bournda EEC Puppets in action               

Zoomobile and Bournda Puppet Show

In Term 2 the Taronga Zoomobile came to Bega Valley and visited local schools with their collection of Australian animals. To compliment this program the Bournda Puppet Show toured the schools with an hilarious performance with characters Wally the Wombat, Edna the Echidna, Barbie the Bilby (Bandicoot, Bill the Platypus, Kenny the Kangaroo, Penny the Possum and Katrina the Koala.

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