RSPCA WA Education Update (Jan 2013)

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We have a plan…a plan to get you to the RSPCA WA Malaga shelter with your students ready to learn in 2013!

Construction of a retaining wall using large bricksWe’re going to be delving into the world of Minibeasts, ecosystems and the ever important issue of sustainability here at RSPCA WA Education and the RSPCA WA Pet Barn is getting a makeover to help it along.

The Community Education team has been hard at work renovating the rear of the Pet Barn. The once overgrown and underutilised space is slowly becoming a student friendly area to be used in future programs which will be complete with shade cover, seating and equipment for use in the garden. The garden is a feature of our soon to be relaunched Pet Barn which will be reborn as Barn and Yard @ RSPCA WA. The new sustainable garden will be utilised to feed our Pet Barn animals as well as provide the foundation of new curriculum-linked programs in Minibeasts and ecosystems.

Digging with a shovel to remove dirt from within a large concrete cylinderOur resident “Mr Fix-it” Education Officer Steve has been gaining very ‘special’ professional development skills whilst hard at work helping to level the dirt, install a soak well, pave and install reticulation to make sure our garden is water wise. We have also had local community service students from Hale School (in their distinctive blue and navy shirts) onsite to give a hand in the very hot and dirty conditions here in WA prior to Christmas. RSPCA WA would like to remind all teachers that we do encourage community service volunteers from schools and students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh program in WA.

Not thought about including the RSPCA WA in your teaching program for 2013 yet? There’s still time to book us in – please go to www.rspcawa.asn.au or call us on (08) 9209 9325 for more information.

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