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Wonga Wetlands

Wonga Wetlands

Name of organisation: Albury City Council

Funding support: nil

Number of staff: 5

Number of visitors per year: 10,000

Overall aims of the centre

Provide Enviromental Education to schools and community groups

Description of the centre

* Wonga is 80 hectures in size, using reclaimed water from the City Sewer Treatment plant

*Located 4 kilometres West of Albury New South Wales, Australia

*The site is located on the Murray River Floodplain

down stream of lake Hume

Main CEPA work areas

*Engage school groups 5 days a week 

* Events run at the centre are include, enviomental subjects from Primary Schools to High School

*Cinemia Under the Stars – movie night

*Enviromental Open days

Top three successes

Involing school groups in revegetation programs, primary school students love getting their hands dirty and working as a team

Top three challenges

*Provide training as a group before starting because once they start they lose focus

*issue plants slowly and check each plant has been planted properly.

*Keep the theme on correct planting it isn’t a race.

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Building / maintaining structures

Participation

Working with disabled people; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community;

Education and communication

Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools;Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials

General

Health and safety

John Hawkins

jhawkins@alburycity.nsw.gov.au

0418267805

02 60435820

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