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This program is suitable for all grades and includes the following;
  • What is Biodiversity?
  • What is the difference between ecosystems and habitats?
  • Why is biodiversity important?
  • What is unique in Tasmania?
  • What threatens our biodiversity?

All programs can be tailored to suit individual needs.

Teachers may choose to do a range of activities, including the following:
  • Compare 2 different ecosystems – pond and bushland
  • Use treeflips to identify native tress
  • Use anneloupes to look for invertebrates
  • Make a home for a bettong to protect it from a feral cat
  • Do quadrants or transects to look at what lives in the area.
  • Look for animal evidence

Links have been made with the Australian Curriculum, please see our Australian Curriculum Connections page on the left hand side of the screen.


students at pond students on hillside