Learning about fire in the bush
Every summer our urban bushland and the animals that live there are threatened by fires. This interactive story about a real bushfire in Kings Park is told through the eyes of Tawny Frogmouth.
Children learn about the effects of fire on our unique banksia woodland ecosystem with a focus on how the plants and animals cope after fire. The program ends with a visit from a Kings Park firefighter.
'The highlight was seeing the children so engaged with nature.' - Kindergarten Teacher
By the end of this program students will:
- Identify the types of plants and animals living in the Australian bush, and their needs
- Recognise some of the impacts of fire on the bush (e.g. long regeneration process)
- Differentiate between 'good' and 'bad' fires
- Have an increased awareness of the dangers of playing with, or lighting, fires and some of the consequences for people, plants and animals
- Identify some external features of a number of Australian plants and animals
- Recognise the procedures to follow in a fire emergency
- Understand the role of firefighters and the basic fire-fighting equipment they use.
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