We had all four seasons for our final workshop yesterday with gorgeous sunshine, gale force winds and even hail at the amazing Pencil Park and Hidden Grove Reserve! We were lucky to have clear weather for our session with the amazing Sean from Living Culture who guided Ambassadors on a fantastic walk where students learned about the amazing range of indigenous plants in this beautiful reserve! Sean then led a fire making and spear throwing session and we were so inspired by our Ambassadors’ determination to try new things, and Sean had their rapt attention as he discussed his precious collection of Indigenous artefacts!
After snack we began our planting workshop with Nicole and Jarrah from the City of Dandenong but alas the winds became too strong to continue safely, and we decided to head back to Silverton Primary School (thanks SO much to Emile Blake) to continue our workshop.
Back at school Jacqui conducted a Sand-Sort-Identify workshop and Ambassadors raced each other to correctly identify and name the sources of a range of marine debris items and brainstorm for alternatives, and finally, Mandy finished off with a couple of great activities relating to climate change and food production.
We finished with a barbeque thanks to DRI’s amazing Jess and finally the awards session with a big congratulations to all of our Excellence Award recipients!
As always thank you SO much to our partners at City of Greater Dandenong, and a huge thank you to our ISIC teachers and parent/carers for giving up their time to support and transport the Ambassadors to the workshops throughout the year, without you this program would not be possible!