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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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Harvey, Chia and Zoe get ready for MRIS tour-guiding.

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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Finding Frogs at MRIS!

Seven frogs were found when the MRIS Fauna Monitoring Program kicked off for 2017 on the Nyindamurra Nature Trail yesterday. Yr 4 students checked pitfall traps and set-up infra-red motion sensor cameras to track fauna in the area as part of the science curriculum. Moaning, Whooping and Cracking frogs were discovered. Students will be monitoring […]

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