Thank you to 1st Greenhills Scout Group for letting me come and do a talk. I enjoyed talking to you all and sharing my message. It was my first time using my new presentation cards. I thought everyone listened very well and learned a lot. I enjoyed watching everyone make a pouch. I thought they were amazing. I taught them about what a pouch looks like and explained why they are round. They liked the way I described how you hold a baby and how a joey lies in its mums pouch.
I explained about my wombat project. How volunteers treat the mange and what mange it. I talked to them about cutting plastic rings off vegemite jars etc and elastic bands before throwing them out and explained why it was important to do it. (For those that don't know- they can end up in our waterways and can get stuck around the neck of wildlife and kill them eg: platypus, birds, ducks etc). They loved the little wombat burrow flap that my mum and I made. Even the parents that were there thought it was amazing.
I showed them what a barb wire fence looks like and explained to them why it is bad. (For those that don't know- barb wire on the top of fences is very dangerous for wildlife. Like a kangaroo- they jump these fences and sometimes their feet clip them and cut them. If untreated- they can die from bad cuts. Or worse- they can get stuck in them and be left there hanging to die). Farmers don't need to use these types of fences- there are other options for fencing that won't kill our wildlife.
I taught them about where my pouches go and what they use them for. On the way home my brother wanted to sew more pouches. He wants to sew now. My mum had a message from a mum of a cub that was there- he is 8 and wants to sew pouches now too. If I get one kid from each talk want to do something- it is pretty amazing.
The district scout leader was there on the night. He said that my presentation was VERY good, he was amazed by it. He said it would be good for me to talk to other groups and the leader said that her daughter does girl guides- she was going to talk to them about having me do a talk for them.
I love to talk to kids about what I do, so if you live within 1hr of Diamond Creek Victoria and would like me to come and talk to a group, I would love to hear from you: you can contact my mum, Rebecca email@example.com
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My name is Libby and I am 13 years old. I am a Koala Crusader- raising money and awareness for our VULNERABLE koala's and spreading messages about our wildlife that we are lucky enough to live WITH. These are stories written by ME!