Drones and Riparian planting Dannevirke
Dannevirke students received the opportunity to learn about the use of drones for mapping environmental initiatives. Partnering with Noel Leeming students applied a range of mathematical concepts as they programmed their drone to fly at various angles, distances and speed. This enthusiastic group were truly sparking each other as they aimed to produce a successful flight path.
The afternoon was spent with local farmer Mr Barrow who wanted to engage in a restoration project of the wetlands on his farm. Sourcing a range of native trees, he carefully drove the group to the site, explaining the rationale and benefits of this project to our young minds.
Horizons Regional Council’s (2014) publication Community Guide to Stream Restoration provides some useful information on best principles when choosing plants.