Interactive Signs for Blue Gum Lake Reserve
Blue Gum Lake Reserve will get a much-needed makeover with new signs celebrating the local flora and fauna.
It is currently difficult to learn about species of flora and fauna native to the area due to the lack of signage. Students and staff from Brentwood Primary will install the signage around the lake without it imposing on the surrounding nature and wildlife.
The students will research the species of flora and fauna around the reserve, with the assistance/input of volunteers and experts. Part of this will be the creation of videos on the species they discover at the reserve that are both informative and entertaining thus serving as an attraction to all members of the community when exploring the reserve. The videos will be shared as QR codes attached to signposts and will also include local Aboriginal names of native plants and animals within the reserve to raise cultural awareness.
- Budget: $19,798
- Location: Brentwood Primary School
- Community Benefit: Educate the community and engage them with the cultural
- Who can be involved: The Parents and Citizens (P&C) in association with Brentwood Primary School staff and students will spearhead the project and Jason Bird, Head of Landcare, Research Supervisor and Volunteer Coordinator at Wirambi Landcare will assist with local knowledge and considerations for the area. Local organisations such as Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes (FoBBGL) and South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL) will also provide input.
Dr Noel Nannup will be approached to assist with cultural awareness and guidance on the naming of flora and fauna. Local businesses will be enlisted, where possible, to assist with the designing, sourcing and establishing of the signposts around the reserve.