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Point Lonsdale Primary School Caring For Our Bays Environment Day was a hit!

On Tuesday 19th of May the Bellarine Catchment Network, Borough of Queenscliffe and Point Lonsdale Primary School joined Forces to hold the inaugural ‘Caring For Our Bays’ Environment day. This was supported by the State Government Litter Hotspots Program and Beacon Resort Queenscliffe.

Three activities were held with 60 Grade 3 and Grade 4 Class students rotating through tree planting, Coastcare Challenge Course and Connies Cards and Education.  Kids learnt about a variety of environmental themes including Hooded Plovers and how to protect them, what enters our drains enters our Bays, what is the real harm of plastics in our waterways and the biodiversity value of Moonah Woodlands.

Borough of Queenscliffe Sustainability Officer Jacqueline Wilson said "it was great for the Point Lonsdale Primary School to support and be involved in this Day.  We hope it becomes an annual event with the school and they take ownership of a section of foreshore".  While Roberto D'Andrea from the Connies said ''The kids were great and were really switched on with their local environment."

Most importantly the kids from Point Lonsdale Primary School got a real kick out of it.  It was fun, healthy and outdoors.  Cathy Vassiliou, Grade 4 Teacher stated, "Learning about what makes our area special was exciting. Like the Burrunun Dolphin, only found in Port Phillip Bay and Gippsland Lakes and recently classified as a new specie."