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Hello Cocky! New homes for Black Cockatoos at MRIS

A new environmental project to help save endangered Black Cockatoos has been launched at MRIS. Two artificial nesting boxes, (Cockatubes) have been erected on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail to provide more nesting opportunities for black cockatoos, particularly the larger species—Baudins and Carnabys. Not only threatened by habitat degradation but also competing with feral bees, Corellas, possums […]

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Sharing traditional bush knowledge at MRIS!

Members of the Third University (U3A) enjoyed a guided-walk on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail last week. The Yr 4 student-led tour is part of a new MRIS program – Nyindamurra Nature Trail Tours. Principal Wendy Roediger said the tours evolved as a way of sharing the students’ traditional bush knowledge with the wider community. “Our […]

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Taking nature tours to the public at MRIS!

In a first for MRIS,  student-led tours for the public operated on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail on Tuesday. After a year of intensive study with Yr 3 teacher, Ashley Burke and mentoring with Wardandi leader, Josh Whiteland, students shared traditional bush knowledge, delivering an informative, interactive tour for community members including shire councillor, Naomi Godden. […]

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Sticking up for nature at MRIS!

Hand-made digging sticks will be a feature of MRIS’s Year 3 students upcoming Tour Guiding Night   on Dec 7. The sticks were carved out of peppermint trees under the guidance of Josh Whiteland as part of the school’s Wardandi Mentor Program and traditionally  are used for digging or warding off snakes. Students are practising their […]

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Picture Perfect at MRIS!

MRIS is thrilled to have renowned Australian illustrator and passionate environmental educator, Coral Tulloch as its own Illustrator In Residence. During the residency, Coral will be working with the Year 3 students on scientific illustration and mapping skills to support the class tour guiding program which runs on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail. Teacher, Ashley Burke […]

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