Sanctuary Point Public School students out to protect environment

Stage three students at Sanctuary Point Public School are researching the importance of sharks and the unique biodiversity of the Jervis Bay Marine Park as part of their science and geography curriculum.

An excursion to Greenfields Beach on Thursday, May 4 provided the opportunity to carry out a field study of the rock platform flora and fauna.

Students collected rubbish and discussed the impact of microplastics and other pollution on the ecosystem.

Working in small groups, these students have been busily creating projects to communicate messages, raise awareness and inspire change in the local community to protect our marine environment.

These projects can incorporate many different mediums and will be on display in a showcase coming up in week 10.

A cruise aboard the Dolphin Watch catamaran on Tuesday, June 20 will finalise their research providing a unique perspective of the bay.

Students will listen to an informative commentary, visit shark breeding grounds and join in a discussion on why Jervis Bay is so special.

Following the cruise they will be putting their final touches on their projects to have them ready for display in the school hall on Wednesday, June 28.