Finley High Host Project Plains-wanderer

By Daniel Hughes

A species recovery program expo day was held at FInley Public School last week, featuring experts from Taronga Western Plains Zoo and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

The day was specifically planned to learn more about the Plains-wanderer.

Students from FInley, Jerilderie and Blighty attended.

They were taught how to identify the endangered Plains-wanderer by its speckled brown colour, chequered black and white collar with a chestnut breast and yellow legs.

The expo aimed to engage students with a locally threatened species and connect them with important stakeholders working on the species recovery program.

The students have also been working on Plains-wanderer habitat in Jerilderie.

All three schools did their part to raise awareness by showcasing their artwork, diagrams and collages of information and prevention strategies.