The GAP children had an amazing time learning about water, with our resident environmental expert, Paul Doyle.
We wondered, what lives in the rivers? Ducks, fish, platypus, swans, water fowl, yabbies….
What do those animals eat? Small water bugs, small fish, fish eggs, snails, zooplankton, insects…
What else gets into the water and how does it get there? Rubbish sometimes gets washed into the rivers by the rain and through drains.
Paul very kindly brought in some of his scientific equipment and interesting water samples for us to look at. It was fascinating.
We also made platypus puppets from paper bags, and talked about how we can keep our environment clean so that animals like platypus can live in clean water. In fact, we all need clean water to live.