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​Home Secrets of Pallara's Marsupials (aka the Nest Box Project)

During Semester 1 2017, we investigated and setup a new Possum and Glider nest box project using high definition IP cameras to monitor the native wildlife and learn their behaviour. This project was active for a number of years at the old Pallara State School site and we are thrilled to be able to bring it to life at our new campus.

During April and May 2017 Mr Johnstone, Mr Clark and Mr Riccobon, with Mr Bates to supervise the safety of our team, played monkeys and set up the boxes and technical equipment to monitor the wildlife. With the assistance from our District Office support team we have been able to live stream the video to a large monitor stationed in our school Resource Centre.
On the 26/07/17 we welcomed our first resident Possum in one of the erected boxes high in the trees in our environmental area.
The staff and students from the Pallara State School are now able to enjoy watching the animals life and recorded footage on a daily basis. This project will now be able to find its way into curriculum activities in Science, Humanities and other areas. It is a privilege to be able to observe this wildlife up close and on extended basis.
It is a worthy aim to develop in our students and broader community, care and understanding of the natural environment and its inhabitants.
Photos are available in our photo gallery under Calendar and News.
We hope to have some videos available soon.


 

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