What do you do when the kids are bored and they want to get out of town? You develop MK Project Explore of course!
Three hundred young people from Kalgoorlie – Boulder participated in the development of the program which saw schools and community groups of kids visit the Great Western Woodland alongside scientists, elders, artists and poets over a three year period. Through a partnership with BHP Billtion Nickel West students and teachers explored significant sites and mapped a range of practical projects that would help them answer their big questions:
How do the trees grow so big with such little water?
How did the indigenous people live here?
How big is the woodland?
Children created a book, MK Project Explore, and presented their findings to the Minister for Environment Bill Marmion.