Community Awareness



Community Awareness

Wetland environments are essential in maintaining the biodiversity of the world. That is why it is important to make the community aware of the importance of wetland environments and why remaining wetland areas need to be restored and preserved. The spread of chytrid fungal disease can be greatly reduced by informing the public of ways to reduce the spread of this disease. The chytrid fungal disease is a fatal disease, which infects frogs. The community can help to prevent the spread of this disease by not transporting frogs and tadpoles between wetland areas, as infected frogs can spread the disease rapidly through wetland areas.

Below are some examples of ways we are making the community aware of the importance of restoring and preserving wetland environments.

Friends of big swamp visiting for ideas and advice from our biology workmates


Vanessa, Sandi and Andrew presenting
our wetlands at Duncraig Senior High


Our display at  Frog Friendly Day, W.A. Museum


 Glen Huon students visit the wetlands


Neil & Stuart in Stockholm, Sweden, as Australian representatives for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.


A District Cluster Muster in the Wetlands, 2005

On Wednesday the 24th of August representatives of the Indigenous Community visited Newton Moore on a tour of our wetlands. The visitors were made up of Managers, Coordinators and ALO in their Districts They came from  Peel, Fremantle, Narrogin, Warren Blackwood and Bunbury  and lead by Mr Garry Taylor from District Office.

We were pretty pleased to hear that they especially requested to visit our wetlands so that the students could show them what Newton Moore have been doing in regard to Aboriginal studies of wetland uses and  plant and animals names.

Our Year 10 wetlands class who took the tour were very eager to show the visitors what we had done and how we use our recourses to create and maintain a well structured wetlands. Jasmin Buckley-Smith welcomed the visitors and Damien Michael thanked the visitors for coming.

The visitors were very impressed with our knowledge. They also told us interesting ways in which Aboriginal culture utilize wetlands and how important they are to them. It was a great morning with the exchange of plenty of ideas.




Students listening to the visitors


Examining a Frog pitfall trap


Happy Visitors from the Perth and SW Region