PCYC kids collect 500 cane toads to protect native wildlife!
Over two nights, 30 young people participated in Kununurra’s famous cane toad muster.
Young people from PCYC worked alongside The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), to collect cane toads as part of a conservation effort to protect the Northern Quoll.
To make sure they were fully equipped, they were decked out with headlamps, reflective ‘Cane Toad Catcher’ vests, and gloves.
The atmosphere was buzzing! Everyone loved working together as they chased toads around the Kununurra Golf Course and Celebrity Tree Park – collecting over 500 toads to contribute to the DBCA effort.
Young people also enjoyed learning about how toads differ to native frogs, and the importance of protecting native wildlife from extinction as a result of cane toad invasion.
Kununurra PCYC Centre Manager, Brodie Ward said, “It was great to see the kids so enthusiastic about protecting their environment.”
“It was a true community effort - staff from Save the Children also volunteered their time across the two nights so that more young people could join in the fun.”