Koala mortality workshops expanded
A RECENTLY announced $1000 grant will be used by Team Koala to increase wildlife mortality awareness in Tweed Shire schools.
Team Koala president Jenny Hayes said the 600-strong charity established in 2009 will use the recent grant from the Tweed Shire Council to expand its school workshops raising awareness of the plight of koalas.
"These projects in the school will increase students capacity to be advocates and positive role models in the community," Ms Hayes said.
"Each workshop will provide the background information and assistance for the students to develop their own communication strategy to address the koala road issue."
Murwillumbah Primary School is the first school to be given this opportunity.
The school recently staged a World Environment day mufti fundraiser where some students dressed as koalas.
At ceremony in the school hall saw Ms Hayes presented with a cheque to help Team Koala with its educational program.
Council Officer, Tanya Fountain, also spoke about the endangered status of the koala and how all the community has to work together if we are to save our koala.
One child, Hunter Plantstone, 5, wrote: "We will be the Super heroes that will save the Koala".
Ms Hayes said: "Unfortunately within a few years the only place that Hunter will see our Koala will be in zoos if we don't act now as a community working together to save our icon."