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Exploring Western Australian habitats and the role of conservation

Take a closer look at some of the iconic plants endemic to Western Australia, find out what they are and why they are here. Explore Kings Park’s gardens and bushland to discover native vegetation types and plant and animal communities.

Examine the relationships between plants and animals in these environments to create food chains and webs. After investigating the threats and changes that face our local environment and habitats, develop actions to help conserve and protect them.

'Really engaging, love the hands-on approach and link to conservation. The kids LOVED it!' - Year 4 Teacher

Outcomes

By the end of this program students will:

  • Become familiar with some main vegetation types, focusing on Western Australia
  • Investigate how climate and vegetation are connected
  • Explore the significance of vegetation to the environment and people
  • Explore the relationships between plants and animals in these vegetation areas
  • Explore factors that cause the environment to change over time and threats to habitats such as drought
  • Develop an 'action' to protect a particular environment.

Bookings are essential and fees apply.

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Tags: Year level: 3,4,5,6
WA Curriculum links: English,Humanities and Social Sciences,Science,Sustainability
Program type: School program
Maximum duration: 90 minutes

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