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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

Outcomes

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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Tawny and the Bushfire program Tawny and the Bushfire program

Tags: Year level: Kindergarten
Stream: STEM
WA Curriculum links: Early Years Learning Framework,English,Humanities and Social Sciences,Science
Program type: School program
Maximum duration: 60 minutes

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