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Exploring EcoSystems – Incursion

F-Y2: How are ecosystem, biodiversity and habitat connected? Why are non-living elements of an ecosystem important? What can we do to improve ecosystem health?

Y3-6: What do Ecosystems need to be healthy? How do humans impact habitat health? What is the role of the community in keeping local ecosystems healthy?

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Hosted by expert educators, students will develop their understanding of living and nonliving things and the impacts of human activities on an ecosystem through hands-on activities. Our educators will guide students through problem solving and action planning to create change within their school community and explore solutions to increase biodiversity at school or home.

Through a variety of hands-on activities your students will:

Years F – 2

  • explore what an animal needs in its environment to survive
  • investigate the elements of a healthy ecosystem
  • consider how humans can care for local ecosystems

Years 3 – 6

  • learn about and identify elements of a healthy ecosystem for a variety of organisms
  • consider how living things are connected within an ecosystem
  • explore how human impacts on ecosystems are affecting individual animal species
  • consider how humans can care for local ecosystems, habitats and organisms

You’ll receive a school teacher guide, including instructions for optional activities to do before and after the CERES incursion to get your students thinking, discussing and actively contributing to a world that is environmentally sustainable for all living creatures.

Years F – 2

  • Students can identify living and non-living things in an ecosystem
  • Students can identify what an animal needs in their habitat to survive
  • Students consider how humans can impact local ecosystems
  • Students develop an action plan to increase habitat and food resources within their school while assisting to increase biodiversity in the local area – completed after the incursion with the school teacher

Years 3 – 6

  • Students can identify living and nonliving things in an ecosystem
  • Students can identify the various connections between animals and plants including connections of food, shelter, pollination and fertilisation
  • Students understand the threats facing the fauna in their local area to consider possible protective actions
  • Students develop an action plan to increase habitat and food resources within their school while assisting to increase biodiversity in the local area – completed after the incursion with the school teacher

This program links to curriculum areas of:
Science, Design & Technology, Geography, English, Civics & Citizenship, History, Intercultural Capabilities, Maths

Availability
Monday -Friday during term time
For weekend and school holiday bookings please contact

Timetable Coming Soon

Use the activities in the Teaching Guide below to spark students’ curiosity before our visit and add value to your experience with CERES. It’s also designed to deepen students’ learning back at school.

Foundation to Year 2 Teaching Guide * coming soon
Years 3 to 6 Teaching Guide * coming soon
Years 7 to 10 Teaching Guide * coming soon
Years 11 to 12 Teaching Guide * coming soon

Watch the following video to understand what CERES is all about and to get you and your students excited about our visit!

Year Level
Years F-6

Cost
$200 / 45 minute session
+ booking fee
(minimum of 3 sessions per day)

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