A MURRAY High school student is among a group who have given up their Easter break to pursue her dream of becoming a conservationist.
Teisha Clark, 16, from Murray High School, is one of 27 year 11 students to take part in this week’s residential school — the Rotary Murray-Darling School of Freshwater Research — at Wonga Wetlands.
“I’m interested in keeping the environment alive,” she said.
“I don’t want my grandchildren playing on cement or seeing pollution everywhere.”
The school helps students increase their awareness and understanding of conservation and sustainability issues with by activities involving freshwater ecological research and management.
Regan Mitchelson, also from Murray High, was looking forward to bird watching and today’s tour of Norske Skog to learn about treating waste water.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Albury, the six-day school attracts NSW, Victorian, ACT and South Australian students and is in its 19th year.
Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre’s Kathie Le Busque said its success came down to a hands-on program.
“It provides a unique experience for the students and introduces them to processes of scientific investigation,” she said.