Learn how to create a garden that attracts local wildlife. Introductory sessions and practical garden construction sessions can be tailored to suit your schools, home or public places.
This session creates awareness on the interconnection of soils, plants and animals and engages students to create habitat gardens at their homes, school or public places. Understanding of pest plant and animals and how simple choices could lead to greater biodiversity wows.
This activity will engage, kinder, primary and secondary aged children.
Victorian Curriculum Learning Outcomes:
Science Inquiry Skills:
Actively observe, explore and manipulate (VCSIS037)
Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)
Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)
Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys, models and formulas, to record and summarise data from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, to represent qualitative and quantitative patterns or relationships, and distinguish between discrete and continuous data (VCSIS137)
Living things can be plants or animals (VCSSU032)
Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)
Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)
Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)
Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs and can be affected by human activity (VCSSU093)
Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (VCSSU121)
Types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment, the importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected; the use and management of natural resources and waste, and different views on how to do this sustainably (VCGGK082)