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Wetlands Walkabout Excursion

30/07/2014
​Holding tanks that students explored as part of the wetlands excursion.
Clark and Griffith students had a fantastic day at the Wetlands Walkabout on Keeley’s Road, Slade Point.    Students traipsed over walkways to view the natural ponds with an abundance of birdlife.  As you may or may not be able to imagine, 50 children find it very difficult to be quiet, so there may have been far more wild life that we did not see as it skittered away into the bush to escape our intrusion into their habitat. 
Highlights were:  watching the HUGE barramundi feeding; the VERY LARGE spider in its web; the potential danger of falling into the lagoons (only joking – the guides are very diligent with setting guidelines and ensuring people do as they are asked); the beautiful butterflies; the brilliant brolgas and the “intrinsically fundamental brackish water” – a student’s response to answering a question.  Richard and Danni our guides were impressed with the knowledge the children were sharing.
Thanks goes to Polly and Chris for creating this place; Mackay Regional Council for providing the FREE transport to and from the venue; Richard and Danni for their time, knowledge and patience; the many others involved behind the scenes; and Mrs Boah who was conscripted to join our army at the last minute.