The Nature School Primary (NSW) has won Canon’s 2018 Grants Program for a photographic project whereby students will create a high quality, accurate, photographic field guide of local flora and fauna for presentation to the local community. The project will enable students to understand the impact of species decline and share this impact with the local community.
Winners of the grant get a $5,000 grant each ($4,000 worth of Canon products and $1,000 cash).
The Grant will provide the necessary equipment to complete the project and enable the creation of a photographic field guide that will allow students to engage in citizen science. This program will enable students to understand the impact of species decline, and share this impact with the local community.
"We are thrilled to be the recipients of the Canon Oceania Grant this year in the Education category. Students at The Nature School Primary are becoming so knowledgable about flora and fauna in Port Macquarie and they are keen to share their learning with others. This generous grant will not only put quality cameras into their hands to allow them to document their observations, but will also allow them to create their very own field guide we can share with the local community."
"I strongly believe that even young children are capable of producing quality images if they are given the right tools to work with, and provided with the right opportunities. I am so grateful to Canon for partnering with us as we embark on our journey to create a field guide, and I can't wait to see the natural world through the eyes of our young students," said Catherine Oehlman, The Nature School Primary Head Teacher
For the last 12 years Canon has supported more than 70 schools and not-for-profit groups with more than $360,000 to further their causes and affect meaningful environmental, educational and societal change.
For more information on Canon Oceania’s Grants Program 2018 visit: https://www.canon.com.au/about-canon/community/grants
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