The Border Watch : October 23rd 2013
4 NEWS VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Library awash with excitement Conservation hero makes a splash with young fans as part of Water Week celebrations K G ge KELLY-BAKKER GEORGIA firstname.lastname@example.org FICTIONAL superhero Captain Plop visited the Mount Gambier Library yesterday to teach young children the importance of water conservation. Mr Plop delighted the young library goers as part of National Water Week celebrations in Mount Gambier. SA Water’s Hayley Morton read her book Captain Plop’s Water Saving Mission - the third title in a series featuring the popular superhero. Ms Morton said the response had been fantastic. “Children love that Captain Plop can make himself really small and go on adventures,” Ms Morton said. She said it was beneficial to start water education with young children. “If you can teach them young it will be easier for them to know how to conserve water when they are older,” she said. “I find really young kids are responsive to this Captain Plop story in particular because it talks about what they can do to conserve water in the home.” Ms Morton said her other two books were aimed at slightly older children, with a focus on how to look after water. After the book reading, the children met Captain Plop and enjoyed colouring activities. They also received a free copy of the book. Natural Resources South East water extension officer Rob Palamountain will host a presentation tomorrow for adults. He will discuss the region’s ground and surface water systems and how geology and land formations have contributed to the Limestone Coast’s unique water resources at the Main Corner Dress Circle from 7pm until 9pm. “It is important people appreciate the importance of our local water resources, the water cycle and the implications of contamination of local water supplies,” Mr Palamountain said. Other public activities include a water-themed photo competition. For more information visit www. facebook.com/TheMainCorner. SUPERHERO: Water conservation superhero Captain Plop gives a high fi ve to Melissa McGregor at the Mount Gambier Library. BORDERTOWN RACING CLUB SPRING RACES SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER 2013 Gates open 11am General admission $10 | Concession $8 Children U/18 FREE Full TAB, bar and catering facilities Visit bordertownracingclub.com.au for more info or phone 0439 521 312 C E 631686 4 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, October 23, 2013 O CREATIVE: Kobi Gilbertson enjoys the colouring activities on offer as part of National Water Week. THERE’S NOTHING LIKE PUTTING A SPRING IN YOUR STEP. RAISING AWARENESS: SA Water’s Hayley Morton tells a fun story about superhero Captain Plop to children at the Mount Gambier Library for National Water Week. Pictures: GEORGIA KELLY-BAKKER F S T R 2 IR 0 A F 1 3 0 /2 1 4 !
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