The Lachlan Wetlands: a Dynamic Ecosystem program provides senior biology students with the opportunity to collect a variety of data for a depth study exploring ecosystem dynamics within an urban wetland and grey-headed flying fox colony. This program is linked to Module 4.
Stage 6 Biology (Module 4)
Students will gain an understanding of the Lachlan Wetland through scientific investigation and use their knowledge to make predictions about the future of this ecosystem.
Lachlan Wetlands program activities:
Measuring biotic and abiotic factors along a transect to determine relationships between them
Identifying impacts of environmental and human pressures on the ecosystem
Working in small groups to design a monitoring and management plan for an ecosystem pressure
Curriculum links and syllabus outcomes:
BIO11/12-1 develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
BIO11/12-3 conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information
BIOL11/12-5 analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information
BIO11-11 analyses ecosystem dynamics and the interrelationships of organisms within the ecosystem
The Education Access Pass Program covers all program and transport costs for schools with an FOEI higher than 125 and community organisations that work with groups in need.
Please contact us directly with the name of the program and your group size and we can help you organise a free program.
This programs is funded through the Legacy Fund of the Centennial Parklands Foundation.
Please note: Lachlan Wetlands: A Dynamic Ecosystem will only be available in Term 2 (1 May - 16 June) and Term 3 (24 July - 18 August) of 2023.
The WILD PLAY Discovery Centre
. Minimum charges apply. Discounts apply for full day programs!