The students in this term's Year 5/6 Sustainable Elective have been learning about the creatures living in our school gully and the threats to them. After considerable consideration of alternatives and action, they have decided to trap exotic pests living in our gully so that they don't destroy the habitat, eat our insects like wets and bird eggs, or the chicks, lizards and seeds that will make the new plants. We have set up two possum traps and one rat track. So far we have caught one rat but no possums. We were hoping to trap possums too. By destroying these pests, we are making a safer environment for our native and endemic flora and fauna.
These student diary writings captures this so well.