Catchment Care Day
Inaugural Lagoon Catchment Care Day
November 5th 2009
The Coastal Environment Centre hosted a Catchment Care Day on the 5th November 2009. Local school children were invited to attend and participate in activities to learn about how to care for Narrabeen Lagoon. This also provided the children with an opportunity to meet with other school children and discuss ways their schools are meeting the sustainability challenge.
Students from Narrabeen North PS and St Joseph's Catholic School Narrabeen enjoyed the following activites.
Rubbish survey - students collected rubbish and conducted a survey to see what and how much is actually in the lagoon.
Dip-netting - students dip netted in the lagoon to find out the diversity of animals and the lagoon.
Microscopes - students used microscopes to view the tiny animals.
Water quality testing - students used streamwatch equipment to rate the quality of Narrabeen lagoon.
Gardening - students mulched and planted in our vege garden, then made a salad for us to enjoy.
If your school is interested in attending these fun and interactive days. Please contact the CEC.
This is part of a joint project funded by Pittwater Council, Warringah Council and the NSW Environmental Trust
Narrabeen Lagoon: Creating a Sustainable Catchment