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Learning to be "Earth smart"

​Twenty-six students from Cloncurry and Hughenden State Schools spent this week at Paluma learning how to assess the health of the environment.  Working cheerfully in sometimes trying weather conditions, students fished in local creeks for aquatic macro invertebrates and set up field cameras and different types of insect traps to sample the biodiversity of the rainforest.  They learnt hands-on how to set up a worm farm and a bokashi bucket, with both school groups taking a bokashi bucket home with them.  The Earth Smarties excursions are an annual event sponsored by the Centre to enable the participation of students from the more remote parts of our region in an excursion to Paluma.