Year 6 students at The Nature School partnered with Lake Cathie Landcare and the Lake Cathie Community Centre to explore how people influence places, the management of spaces, the benefits of insects and local native plant species.
Students learnt about Landcare, how it works and what Landcare does. With support from Lake Cathie Landcare student went on-site to learn about local plant species and plant tubestock from the Port Macquarie Landcare Nursery. Thirty tubestock were expertly planted and watered to enhance local bushland and provide a resource to beneficial insects.
Prior to the day, students also researched local native plants that are beneficial to insects. Using their research, students chose appropriate tubestock that would provide insects plenty of food and habitat well into the future. These were planted on the day. They also visited the nearby Lake Cathie Community Centre and Gardens to hear about the species on insects that drop in to pollinate the fruit and vegetables.
The day was a great success! Thanks to The Nature School, Lake Cathie Landcare and Lake Cathie Community Centre!