– Term 2 2021 Grade 4 Biodiversity Projects –

– Term 2 2021 Grade 4 Biodiversity Projects –

Our grade 4 students finally got to put their plans from 2020 into action! The three classes researched, designed and installed a Lizard Lounge, a Pollinator Garden and Bee Hotel and a Bushfoods Garden!

4TF’s Lizard Lounge

4TF investigated the importance of lizards in ecosystems and why lizard populations are declining in urban areas. They then researched how to design a lizard lounge including what plants would attract lizards. We had a great time putting it together! Now to wait for the warmer weather so that the lizards can move in!

If you are interested in creating a lizard lounge at home, check out this fantastic video from Gardening Australia –https://www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/lizard-lounge/10930978

4K’s Pollinator Garden and Bee Hotel

4K investigated the role pollinators play in ecosystems and how important they are for our food supplies. Some of the class researched how to provide habitat for pollinators, in particular which indigenous plants would provide them with food. Others in the class focused on bees and explored how to design a native bee hotel. After choosing a range of local plants that would together provide pollen to bees and butterflies all year round and determining all the things we would need to create a bee hotel, we put our knowledge into action and created a beautiful pollinator garden, bee bath and bee hotel. Now all we have to do is finish installing the bee hotel and wait for the flowers to bloom!

If you are interested in creating a pollinator garden at home, check out this video for some ideas –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIZrrh2cmAs

4E’s Indigenous Bushfoods Garden

4TF investigated the importance of indigenous plants and tasted some of the plants that were used by the Wurundjeri people for thousands of years. They then researched different bushfoods that we could include in our own garden. We ended up choosing Old Man Saltbush, Nodding Saltbush, Pigface, Kangaroo Grass, Bulbine Lily, Chocolate Lily and Warrigal Greens. Once they are established, we plan to use them to do some bushfoods cooking!

By TEMPLESTOWE PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL|2021-10-11T14:38:43+10:00October 11th, 2021|0 Comments
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