Have you ‘herd’ of extinction?
VicSuper is a proud supporter of Zoos Victoria’s Fighting Extinction program that centres around 20 of Australia’s most endangered native species – including the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Lord Howe Island Stick Insect and Victoria’s state emblem, the Leadbeater’s Possum.
VicSuper supports such a worthwhile cause and aims to encourage Victorians to get involved in the fight to protect these creatures. As the majority of these species are relatively unknown the first step is to make sure Victorians know their local wildlife and to help them love their locals.
To help the Zoo spread the word about our endangered species, VicSuper has been running Have you ‘herd’ of extinction? competitions for Victorian primary and secondary school students. Competition categories included writing, drawing, colouring and art. Students were encouraged to learn about endangered species, their habitats and to explore why certain species are under threat.
We were inundated with fantastic entries from across Victoria, and have received some great feedback from teachers who used the competitions to incorporate the ‘fight extinction’ message into their classes.
Some of the entries are displayed in the top banner of this website and below.
From left: Jasper – Grade 6, and Clare – Grade 6