Yarragon Primary School students enjoyed a hands-on, outdoor learning experience when they visited Victoria’s Mt Worth National Park last week to learn about the lifecycle of plants and forests.
Organised by Mt Worth Landcare, the excursion gave the students the opportunity to participate in nature walks, looking for birds, insects and different plants. They learnt how these all work together to form ecosystems. They also got their hands dirty, undertaking seed dispersal and tree planting in the park.
Esso provided funding to Mt Worth Landcare through its partnership with Landcare Australia, which also supported the upgrade of a boardwalk bridge with the help of students from Marist Sion College in Warragul.
Farrah Tan, Esso’s Pipelines Supervisor, attended the excursion to give the kids an insight into careers in science and engineering.
“It was great to see first-hand the difference our community investment program makes to regional communities. The grant was able to fund the upgrade of the boardwalk bridge, as well as fund excursions for school groups who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate in these activities and give the kids a great hands on experience out in the bush”.
Merrin Butler from Mt Worth Landcare noted that the students really enjoyed learning about science and nature in such an interactive way.
“The day went really well. Beautiful weather and lots for the children to do. Farrah Tan from Esso was there and spoke to the children about her role as an Environmental Engineer.”