Pottsville public school students Tanysha Gray (left), Arthur Good, Reuben Kahl and Matthew Crimson revegetating the Pottsville Bicentennial Nature Reserve.
Pottsville public school students Tanysha Gray (left), Arthur Good, Reuben Kahl and Matthew Crimson revegetating the Pottsville Bicentennial Nature Reserve. John Gass

Students learning out in the field

POTTSVILLE Public School students need not sit like city kids in a stuffy classroom to learn about ecology.

They today joined their community in revegetating the Pottsville Bicentennial Nature Reserve creek bank.

A group that included Tweed Shire Council bushland officer Tanya Fountain, sports club deputy chairman Trevor Bird, Hastings Point Dunecare members, and 35 students planted 135 native trees in the area.

"We planted the local creek bank with things like banksias and blueberry ash - a general mix to encourage wildlife and create habitat," he said.

He said stakes and guards had been tied to the saplings in order to keep away wallabies and rabbits.

The students had an ecology lesson during the planting, such as learning not to plant certain things together, he said.



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