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Year 1s Explore Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary




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Week 4, Term Four, 2019

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Just when we thought Year 1 couldn’t get any better…we had our excursion to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary! We were on the lookout for two things; how is Maths used at the Sanctuary and how are people impacting animals and their environments?

Our day started with a bus ride, which is always one of the highlights of the day. We attended an educational session where we learnt about stick insects, frogmouth owls and carpet snakes. We had the opportunity to touch the animals and insects, discuss their life cycles, habitats and adaptations.

We were amazed during the Bird Show as we found out that chickens are the closest living animals to the T. Rex and we also got to see a pelican close-up. As we moved through the sanctuary we visited tree kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, red pandas, Tasmanian devils and our favourite…water dragons!

Finally, we rode on the train to the kangaroo’s paddock where we had the opportunity to see jills (female kangaroos) and their joeys riding in their mum’s pouch. It was an unforgettable day!

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