Project Yellow-bellied Glider has been a journey of amazing science, leadership, Aboriginal and conservation learning experiences for 150 school students in the Gosford region.
Not only have the students met and learnt all about Yellow-bellied Gliders at Taronga Zoo, they have taken the next step of working in the most captivating classroom of all – Kincumba Mountain Reserve, real Yellow-bellied Glider country!
The program will conclude with a community expo day at Holy Cross Primary on 16 September. The expo will see students showcase the displays and campaigns they have created to encourage the community to take action to assist in the recovery of the Yellow-bellied Glider.
Students will leave the day armed with a native plant, donated by Gosford Council, to begin supporting wildlife by creating habitat in their own backyards. These sustainable approaches have been embedded throughout the program.
To promote glider conservation, students’ work will be displayed over the school holidays in Kincumber, Woy Woy and Gosford Libraries, plus other businesses in the area!
Project Yellow-bellied Glider would not have been successful without the support of a number of organisations, including Gosford Council, Barabarang, Coastal Environment Network and National Parks and Wildlife.
- Taronga Learning Engagement Officer, Catherine Judd