I save bilbies everyday

Dr Peter McRae releasing a bilby into a special fenced bilby protection zone in the Currawinya National Park at Hungerford. Source: News Limited

Dr Peter McRae  (the very man who inspired me to study science) releasing a bilby into a special fenced bilby protection zone in the Currawinya National Park at Hungerford. Source: News Limited

Since my senior days at high school not a day goes by when I don’t think about bilbies.

I wanted to share such thoughts even back in my day. So much that my last words in the high school profile were suppose to read, ‘save the bilbies’ –  though it’s a long story behind why it ended up reading, ‘avoid sleepy dave’.

Nevertheless, since then I continually share my love for bilbies at every chance I have and today presented one of those glorious inspiring moments.

Despite the brief amount of time I had with the sustainability club at Benowa High School, I danced my passion for bilbies  and now beaches for 20minutes. Eager grade 10s, 11s and 12s sat before me, taking in every word to enable them to act on their sustainability quest.

It was empowering.

Though before I knew it, they were already planning a free dress day for the Save the Bilby Fund and attend BeachCare! Yay. But all they needed was a catalyst effect to help them act.

So, in the coming months we are going to organise a Save the Bilby Free Dress Day and attend the upcoming BeachCare Party!

Bilbies and beaches, you’ve done it again. Happy National Science Week! So glad I took the bilby man’s advice!

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