The Enviro Leaders at NLS are very excited about a grant we have been awarded to establish a Community Trap Library at school. Our involvement in tracking animals in our school and on the QEII block has inspired us to take this learning to the next step.
We have a vision to establish a trap library where members of our school and wider community can borrow pest and predator traps to use on their properties. How awesome would it be for someone to use a tunnel to find out that it is a possum eating the fruit off their trees in the orchard paddock, and use the appropriate trap to catch it, borrowing it from our Community Trap Library. The Enviro Leaders plan to learn to safely use these, the best practise when placing them and baiting them, and help reduce predator numbers But further to that, help teach our friends and wider community to use the traps safely so they can take them and use them at their place. The large majority of students in our school are living on lifestyle blocks and this would be a really exciting way to get all students at North Loburn School and our wider community to get out and be involved in predator reduction.