Little Desert Nature Lodge recently hosted 25 Chinese students from Go Abroad Education. The high school students spent a week in the region participating in local conservation projects, hosted by Conservation Volunteers Australia, and educational activities in Horsham.
The students got to grips with hands-on conservation activities as they helped repair conservation fence lines, checked remote camera traps to record data on local wildlife movements, made tree guards for the upcoming winter tree planting season and assisted with maintenance on wildlife aviaries.
A highlight of their stay was a visit to Horsham College. Hosted by school principal Robert Pyers, Chinese Language teacher Liz Pearson and student leaders from Year 12, the visiting students participate in a rewarding exchange with the local students and teachers. Students shared stories about school life and education in their respective countries, then took part in a guided school tour before ending the visit with a friendly basketball match.
Conservation Volunteers Australia say a big thank you to the Chinese students for their time and effort dedicated to Little Desert conservation, and developing cross-cultural connections with local students.
For more information, contact Jo Issaverdis