Cedar Creek State School’s River Project

Training Year 6 ‘Rangers’ In Water Quality

Training Year 6 ‘Rangers’ In Water Quality
Mike Meier (Principal), Jo Stocks (Head of Curriculum), Shevaun Russell (Albert Valley Wilderness Society), Ros O’Connell (GC Catchment Management Unit), Melanie Freshwater (Biologist/Water Quality Testing), Jo Burton (Dept of Environment & Science), Vanessa Beesley (P&C Grants Officer), & Ben Russell (Albert Valley Wilderness Society) with Cedar Creek State School Year 6 Environmental Ranger Students for the Cedar Creek River Project

One of the more significant features of Cedar Creek State School is that it is boarded by the Albert River. Principal Mike Meier is very enthusiastic about environmental initiatives and in collaboration with the School’s P&C and the Albert Valley Wilderness Society, grant funding has been awarded for a ‘River Studies – Kids as Scientists’ project.

Cedar Creek SS River Project
Ben Russell (AVWS), Mike Meier (Principal), Ros O’Connell (GC Catchment Management Unit), Vanessa Beesley (P&C Grants Officer), Jo Burton (Dept of Environment & Science), Shevaun Russell (AVWS), & Melanie Freshwater (Biologist / Water Quality Testing) observing Cedar Creek

The subsequent purchase of a Water Testing Probe Kit will engage the Year 6 Environmental Rangers in monitorisation of the health of the river. Principal Mike Meier said “We are very fortunate to have a great team here supported by the P&C, the AVWS, and also the fact that members of our P&C are scientists who have a vested interest in our local community. Our grounds also lend themselves for this to be a hub for the community – like an eco school.”