Native Arc Visit the Eco Sisters

You may remember a few weeks ago, we had an injured osprey at the College. Sadly, the bird didn’t survive. He was found to be almost blind, and sick, which meant he was unable to hunt. He was put to sleep.

Rachael from Native Arc, the wildlife rescue centre who cared for the osprey, visited our Eco Sisters this week. She talked to the girls about the work they do and volunteering opportunities at the centre. The centre rescues an average of 4000 injured animals each year.

Rachael brought three rescued and rehabilitated animals with her that the students were able to interact with:

  • A woma python
  • A bobtail goanna
  • A tawny frogmouth bird.

All animals had been brought to the centre with various injuries. In the case of the python, it was an illegal pet and is now part of their educational program. 

The girls thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to interact with these rescued animals.

Eco-Justice Captain Monique D’Amato had this to say about the session. “To conclude this year’s Eco Sisters service co-curricular, members were spoilt with the pleasure of interacting with precious native animals brought in by a guest speaker from ‘Native Arc’.

The engaging presentation allowed members of Eco Sisters to reflect on the long-term effects climate change can have on the habitats of many vulnerable animals, which they rely on for survival.

We were all blown away by the amazing work Native Arc does in fostering injured, homeless animals and the courage required to nurture such a diverse range of animals, including snakes, goannas, and frogmouths.  Our members not only really enjoyed observing, but also touching.”

What A Term! So Many Opportunities – Jennifer Oaten

As I look back on the past nine weeks, I am so grateful for who we are as a community and what we have achieved. Through the dedication of our staff and the enthusiasm of our students, we have established new connections, immersed ourselves in opportunities and worked through challenges.

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