They’re Calling on You – Zoos Victoria

Protect gorillas on the brink of extinction – donate your old mobile phone today!

Zoos Victoria is committed to helping Australians become smarter phone users. Mobile phones donated to ‘They’re Calling on You’ raises much needed funds for primate conservation and reduces the demand for conflict minerals, such as coltan.

Zoos Victoria is working with conservation partners, Gorilla Doctors, who are protecting gorillas in the wild by securing their numbers through medical care, saving a species one patent at a time. Funds generated through the refurbishment and resale of old mobile phones through our recycling partners, PhoneCycle, support both Gorilla Doctors work in Africa and our own conservation programs.

In the office, there is a green box – place your old mobile phones, chargers and accessories in this box so they can be recycled! Let’s make a difference!

Reference: http://www.zoo.org.au/get-involved/act-for-wildlife/theyre-calling-on-you

Update on the cricket area!

Last working bee, many parents and teachers worked after school to landscape the cricket net area. The space has been filled with native plants from the local nursery. Here are a few pictures:

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We will need to keep a close eye on this area to ensure:

  • all plants are thriving and growing well
  • all stakes are in the ground and at a safe height
  • children aren’t running on the plants or kicking foot balls or soccer balls into the plants
  • we are checking the area for weeds

A Big Thank-You!!!

To all the J.E.C representatives that helped us through this hectic Arbor Week, THANK YOU! This Arbor Week could not have been successful without the help of Mr. Frank Ledda! We have planted over 100 native Australian plants around the school and in time the area will look fantastic. Great Effort Everyone!

Prep D’s Planting!

2D & 2B’s Planting!

4K & 1J’s Planting!

6M & 1B’s Planting

5T & 1D’s Planting!