Students from a part-time Busselton extension program made their mark at Meelup Regional Park this month when they installed QR codes to highlight the history of the popular tourist spot and its significance to the Wadandi people. Eight months of work was put into the Meeting Meelup project, with Year 5 and 6 Primary Extension And Challenge students creating short film clips associated with the park for locals and tourists to enjoy when visiting the area. A launch last week played host to City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley, Friends of Meelup president Kerry Grist, and Meelup environmental officer Kay Lehman while the students installed codes from Eagle Bay to Meelup Beach. PEAC teacher Julie Gardner said it was great to see the students’ work on public display. “Giving these clever kids a real world context is paramount and the chance to feel like they are making a difference and impact on the world is very empowering for them,” she said. “It definitely taught them about environmental aspects of their local area, the significance of the connection between the Wadandi people and country, and of course the value of good research.” Meeting Meelup was linked to a digital technology aspect of the extension program that aims to broaden student knowledge on new and emerging education techniques. Ms Gardner encouraged people visiting the park to scan the QR codes and learn more about the area as shown through the viewpoint of students who will “inevitably be the ones to make a difference and protect areas such as this in the future”.