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Northing But Rain Down the Drain
November 3, 2015

The project was carried out during Term Two when the Maria Regina students attended a number of workshops about stormwater pollution.

Natural Environment & Education Manager Mark Beharrell said, “the goal of the education program was to engage and give students a thorough understanding of stormwater issues. Some of the students were then invited to create a two-minute eco movie on the topic that Council could then use to help educate the broader community.”

The education component included a series of stormwater incursions run by Council staff at the schools, looking at how water moves through our catchment and what it takes with it.  Students were then taken to their local waterway where they conducted both chemical and biological investigations.

The Maria Regina students were involved in all aspects of movie-making —including script writing, storyboard creation, and performing in the production. Local production company Contently assisted the Council with film production. The project was funded by the NSW Government Greater Sydney Local Lands Services and supported of the Peninsula Community of Schools.

The videos can be viewed online at Council’s YouTube channel; I Love Pittwater Facebook page or on the Coastal Environment Centre’s website: www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cec