Taking Action

In these activities, students use their knowledge and skills to take positive action towards a sustainable future. The learning intentions for each activity can be modified to suit the year levels indicated.

Students create ‘bee bundles’ and ‘bee blocks’ to provide habitat for native bee species.  They explore the importance of native bees and the differences between native bees and European honeybees.


Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

Science
Found.  (ACSSU002)
Yr 1  (ACSSU211)
Yr 4  (ACSSU073)
Yr 5  (ACHASSK088)

Students get their hands dirty working on rehabilitation projects using local species propagated in the school’s nursery. They explore the benefits of regeneration and caring for remnant bushland. Our Landcare project focuses on a section of Cox Creek. Our Bushcare sites are remnant patches of stringybark forest with high biodiversity value.


Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

Science
Yr 4  (ACSSU073)
Geography

Yr 1  (ACHASSK031

Yr 4  (ACHASSK113)
Yr 8  (ACHGK052)

Teams of students follow safe work practices to cut and assemble wooden nesting boxes in a specially designed workshop. The procedure includes sawing, drilling and hammering the various components. Students can install completed boxes in their own school as alternatives to lost nesting hollows. 


Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

Science                      
Yr 6  (ACSSU094)
Yr 7  (ACSHE120)
Geography
Yr 4  (ACHASSK088)

In the school’s plant nursery, students learn basic nursery procedure to propagate local species from seed. This follows an exploration of flowering plant reproduction and diversity, including flowers, seeds, seed “containers”, and survival features of local plant groups. 


Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

Science              
Yr 1  (ACSSU017)
Yr 2  (ACSSU030)
Yr 4  (ACSSU073)
Yr 5  (ACSSU043)

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