Botany Bay ANSTO Discovery Centre New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights NSW 2234
As one of Australia’s premiere scientific research organisations, ANSTO is committed to research and community education that leads to better outcomes for the environment. We were proud to host a new environmental awareness competition that was open to Stage 2 and 3 students.
The competition raised awareness of the plight of endangered shorebirds in Botany Bay.
The competition was very simple and was conducted either in the classroom, or offered as optional homework. Students were required to conduct a little research on a shorebird that is found in Botany Bay and draw or paint a picture of it.
Prizes included more than $3000 worth of educational resources and an education experience delivered to winning schools.
The competition aimed to raise awareness of the plight of endangered shorebirds in Botany Bay and local habitats that are important for shorebirds and other organisms.
The competition supported the initiative taken by the Sutherland Shire Council in promoting shorebirds along their recently constructed shared pathway in Woolooware Bay, on the southern shore of Botany Bay.
The competition also supported and coincided with an exhibition by 8 local artists at Hazelhurst Arts Centre entitled “The Overwintering Project: Bound for Botany Bay” that ran from 8 to 18 September.
Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all students and schools who participated.