NRMA Motoring & Services is proud to have teamed up with the Taronga Conservation Society Australia to help our endangered Australian nocturnal animals.
NRMA supports Australia's Nightlife nocturnal exhibit at Taronga Zoo, which is helping educate motorists on how to avoid injuring animals on the road, what they can do if they come across injured wildlife, and how to safely transport them. As well as providing key contact details for wildlife centres.
We feel it's important to share this information, as in NSW approximately 2.5 million animals are killed by motor vehicles each year – that's almost 7000 animals a day!*
And thanks to the society, many animals injured on the roads that can no longer fend for themselves in the wild are now safe, and have an important role in Taronga's wildlife education programs.
We are proud to announce the winners of our “Look out for Wildlife” competition.
Entries were judged by representatives from NRMA Motoring & Services and our partners Taronga Zoo. Entries needed to include a road safety tip and an animal provided in the competition resources. Shortlisted entries were then judged on creativity, overall look and feel, clarity of message and evidence of educational activities undertaken.
The schools below show collaboration and fun in creating their entries. Congratulations to all the winners.
Register here to receive an email alert with information about our 2013 Competition, when it is posted.
Kempsey Adventist School, Kempsey, Year 3
Prize: ZooSnooZ overnight stay for the class at Taronga or Western Plains Zoo valued at $2040.
“Kempsey PS students have researched the threats to wild animals and have shown their ideas through this lovely poster. I like it for several reasons – the class created several posters and merged them to create their single entry. The poster is straight to the point, targeting a very common victim on our roads, the kangaroo. Third grade students have done well to research so many aspects of wildlife conservation, using collaborative work to enhance their experience and learning – great work Kempsey PS.”
“I really liked the way the teacher used this activity as both an opportunity to practice report writing and perspective drawing in Art. The poster was a real collaboration of the students’ ideas with the best of each group poster incorporated to create the winning entry. Congratulations to the class and the teacher.”
Greta Public School,Greta, Year 4
Prize: Zoo parent adoption of a Nocturnal House animal for the class and a pass for each student to Taronga Zoo or Western Plains Zoo.
“When you know what you are talking about, it’s easy to explain the subject clearly.
This poster is clear, strong and perfect for a billboard. The messages challenge drivers to think and act now! The class has really hit the mark in telling drivers that ‘animals are in the area so expect to see them and be careful’. Greta PS researched their animals and even created a dance to share with rest of the school.”
“In addition to their research the students went one step further and brainstormed suitable slogans to ensure they communicate a clear and concise message that made it hard for the judges to ignore. The research went beyond just a class activity with students creating a dance based on their research of native animal behaviour and shared that with the rest of the school.”
St Cecilia's Catholic School, Wyong, Year 4
Zoo masks for the class
“This very clear poster grabbed my attention and informed me very quickly that Koalas are in the area and moving about. It’s very obvious that speed is the danger. The image supports the words and together they make an effective poster. This one is ready for a billboard now.
The poster was polished in its presentation and the students should be congratulated for what they achieved through the use of digital technology to communicate their message.”