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The Dell Community Education and Restoration Project (2011)

The purpose of The Dell Community Environment Day was to involve the local community in assisting to look after The Dell and to provide a greater understanding and awareness of the values and issues faced. This was delivered through a series of different activities and workshops.

The Dell Community Environment Day was held on the 26th April 2013. Present were the Drysdale and the Clifton Springs Primary Schools with approximately 144 students from grades 4 and 5 and approximately 10 teachers and 30 parents. Supporting the day were Bellarine Bayside, Bellarine Landcare Group, Bellarine Catchment Network, Corangamite CMA, City of Greater Geelong and Clifton Springs Lions Club. In total 200 people attended the day.

In blustery conditions, school students, parents and teachers rotated around 5 activity areas to gain a better awareness and appreciation of The Dell values. These elements focused on a range of activities that helped students and community members to connect with The Dell and through this knowledge, attach a greater sense of ownership of The Dell. In turn, it is hoped that this community capacity will lead to greater understanding and involvement by the broader community.