Wetlands knowledge 'swamps' school
A CASE study developed for the Tin Can Bay School wetlands will be launched today at the school.
Burnett Mary Regional Group liaison officer, wetlands, Rachael Nasplezes, said the case study aimed to present information on the significant values of the Tin Can Bay wetland site as an intact, well-connected wetland complex.
“The new conceptual model case study of Tin Can Bay School wetland is a vibrant, easy to understand illustrated guide to the wetland,” she said.
“Case studies like these are important because they help facilitate communication, integrate knowledge, increase understanding, identify knowledge gaps, help with planning and facilitate participation.”
Ms Nasplezes said the wetlands were a significant site for the local area, nestled among a host of environmentally important areas.
“These wetlands are a haven for rare and threatened species of plants, frogs and other wildlife,” she said.
“It’s part of the Great Sandy Strait Ramsar site and the Great Sandy Marine Park with the Great Sandy National Park to the south, Fraser Island to the north-east and the Department of Defence Wide Bay Training Area, which is listed on the National Heritage Register to the west.”
The launch event is open to the school community with a wetland walk and talk, interactive displays and morning tea provided.
The case study has been developed for the Tin Can Bay School wetlands as part of the Department of Environment and Resource Management’s Queensland Wetlands Program with support from Burnett Mary Regional Group, WetlandCare Australia, Cooloola Coastcare and the Tin Can Bay School.