Community Wildlife Project
Last year, the R2P Project partnered with four local schools to deliver a Community Wildlife Project that focused on biodiversity and the importance of butterfly gardens. The schools involved were Adelaide Secondary School of English, The Grove Education Centre, Kilkenny Primary School and Woodville Gardens School.
The project provided students with an opportunity to learn more about the important role native vegetation plays in providing habitat to animals, and included workshops to create butterfly gardens at each school.
Since planting the gardens, the R2P Project has been keeping in contact with the schools and recently enjoyed to the opportunity to revisit the schools to see how their butterfly gardens were progressing. It was rewarding to see the care the students and teachers have shown for the butterfly gardens.
The R2P Project would like to thank Bringing Back the Butterflies and Butterfly Conservation SA for their support and the provision of their resources and knowledge. The R2P Project has encouraged the schools to stay in touch with these leading organisations for ongoing environmental education and programs.
Each of the schools were presented with an official Butterfly Conservation SA ‘Butterfly Site’ sign for their garden and the ‘Attracting Butterflies to your Garden’ book.
The R2P Project also encourages the local community to become involved with the Community Wildlife Project by registering for butterfly attracting seeds packs via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 110 906.