Students explore local wildlife 

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Park project: Students from St Thomas More Catholic Primary School and Margaret River Independent School listen to Rotarian Smiler Gale at Rotary Park, ready for hearing about the local environment from Aboriginal educators Zac Webb and Josh Whiteland.

Park project: Students from St Thomas More Catholic Primary School and Margaret River Independent School listen to Rotarian Smiler Gale at Rotary Park, ready for hearing about the local environment from Aboriginal educators Zac Webb and Josh Whiteland.

STUDENTS from four local schools converged at Rotary Park on Monday for environmental and Aboriginal learning sessions organised by the Cape to Cape Catchments Group.

The seven classes of year 3 students from Margaret River Primary School, Montessori Primary, St Thomas More and Margaret River Independent School took part in a program designed to teach them about the local environment, specifically the Margaret River.

The project, which will also be presented to year 6 students, is sponsored by Margaret River Rotary Club and ANZ.

ANZ agribusiness manager Chris Burke and Rotary community support coordinator Sally Hays said they were proud to be associated with the project.

CCG education coordinator Tracey Muir said, "Thanks to the support of Rotary and the Seeds of Renewal grant from ANZ we have been able to tailor a locally based, active environmental program that ensures children can learn about the special plants and animals that live in their backyard."

"Zac Webb and Josh Whiteland have also been an integral part of the program, showing children how Aboriginal people have traditionally managed the land."