Connecting Kids with Catchments and Creeks Leura Creek Catchment Crawl

Connecting Kids with Catchments and Creeks Leura Creek Catchment Crawl

06 September 2018

A Leura Creek Catchment Crawl was conducted with ~60 stage two and three students from Katoomba Public School and St Canice’s Primary School in August 2018.

Representatives Jenny Hill, Emma Kennedy, Gillian Fitzgerald and Nathan Summers from Blue Mountains City Council ran the day with attendance from Julia Barnes, WaterNSW and Nick Baldas, a local Blue Mountains artist.

Students were taken on a tour from the top of the catchment in Leura, along the creek, looking at SQIDs (stormwater quality improvement devices) and finishing at the Leura Creek Cascades. The day in the catchment aimed to assist students to build connections with the area. Student’s explorer minds investigated the local swamp habitats, questioned how stormwater effects the mountain pine, discovered uses of the black wattle and how rocks from the Blaxland tips are being used for creek habitats.

Stories and learnings from the day will continue as these classes incorporate the Leura Creek into literacy, arts and maths over the term program. Students will begin to work on mini campaigns about the animals and plants that live in the catchment. These campaigns will be showcased to “Inspire the Community to look after catchment” at the upcoming community Swamp Festival (on the 23rd of September at Peter roll Oval, Leura) along with a range of speakers and kid friendly activities. Everyone is invited to join to celebrate the amazing Blue Mountains catchment area.

Please see event details below: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/leura-swampfest-family-fun-day-tickets-49578788491?aff=ehomesaved

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