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We were greeted with sunny skies for our workshop beginning at Elsternwick Canal where Mandy explained the issues with litter not caught in traps travelling down storm drains into our creeks and bays. We then headed to Elsternwick Park Nature Reserve, once a golf course and a now a refuge for wildlife and the community!
Jacqui and Chris ran a Healthy Waterways Workshop, including a water pollution testing lesson, and a hunt for macroinvertebrates in the water shed to identify their pollution tolerance! All were amazed to learn how important wetland filtration systems are to trap pollutants such as oil, and chemicals used in our gardens. Chris also conducted a frog identification session where the presence of various frog species help to determine water catchment condition, and Ambassadors raced to identify different frogs calls.
We finished with a nurdle hunt and a litter collect, sort and report at Elwood Beach, focusing on sources and solutions to the collected debris.
Thank you to our ISIC teachers and parent/carers for transporting Ambassadors to the workshop!
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