Conservation is black and white
A magpie goose made a stopover at Nightcliff Primary School, delighting students learning about the habits and habitats of species as part of an environmental studies program.
The black and white bird was introduced by Erin Costelloe, a wildlife devotee and one of the school’s teachers.
“The intention is to teach students to observe, record and report on an iconic local species, trying to ignite a passion for conservation in the next generation of ecological custodians,” she said. “It’s an awareness that should begin in the children’s backyards.
“The school is home to an array of native plants and animals, and careful reporting by students on species and their environments not only personalises the natural world, but enhances their literacy skills.”