Kids give green thumbs up for eco-learning | Photos

Students from schools around the region are working with Nature Conservation (Margaret River) to create a series of films documenting the unique natural environment of the Capes.

Last week students from Margaret River Independent School joined Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association (MRBTA) cave experts and Nature Conservation’s Tracey Muir at Lake Cave, where they enjoyed a day of planting, filmmaking and eco-learning.

“We are very lucky to have a huge range of diverse spots right on our doorstep, and the students have been learning about and visiting these areas to create their own documentaries,” Ms Muir said.

“Being able to come out to such a significant place like Lake Cave and hear from the experts on planting techniques, why we plant these types of plants and the importance of protecting the caves system is invaluable.”

Margaret River filmmaker and drone specialist Mike Dunn has also lent his time to the project, capturing breathtaking aerial views of the students’ visits to add to the films, which will screen at the Cultural Centre later this year.

The upper primary students chatted excitedly about their passion for protecting their part of the world and encouraged other locals to take part in planting and conservation events.