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Conserving Endangered Species – with Birdlife Australia and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

On Demand

How do ecologists decide what bushland to protect? In this workshop, use the tools ecologists use to model the different factors involved in choosing the best habitat for species conservation.

This workshop is focused on the endangered Regent Honeyeater, an iconic Australian bird on the brink of extinction. Using an online mapping tool (a Geographic Information System, or GIS) you will explore the ecological issues relevant to the protection and management of ecosystems.

Created in partnership with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Birdlife Australia, this workshop will give your students the opportunity to experience real science, first-hand!

Workshop Structure 

This workshop is separated into modules, with the whole workshop being able to be completed in approximately one sitting, or it can be broken up and done over a longer timeframe.

This Praxical workshop will provide a unique learning experience for your students. In particular:

Praxical workshops are syllabus-directed, taking the NSW syllabus and the Australian curriculum into consideration (see below for the key learning outcomes for this workshop).

This workshops is compartmentalised into four stand-alone modules, with each module building on previous skills and content. Modules can be set as independent learning tasks or explored in a class setting, allowing you to manage student learning and deliver content and activities on a flexible timetable.

The workshop is designed to gradually release responsibility from the teacher to the student as the modules progress by inviting students to explore increasingly advanced content application while facilitating the development of critical thinking skills.

This workshop will provide clear, scaffolded instructions, allowing students to engage in as much assistance as they personally require. Ranging from simple objectives (for independent learners) to step-by-step guides and how-to videos, these workshops are differentiated for every learner.

This workshop will also include interviews with the scientists behind the data, allowing students to experience a relatable, diverse range of scientists, and learn about the path that led the scientists to a career in research.

This workshop is based around the Stage 5 NSW Syllabus and Australian Curriculum, however, can be completed from students in grade 5 to 12. 

Stage 5 – NSW Syllabus, Living World, LW2: Conserving and maintaining the quality and sustainability of the environment requires scientific understanding of interactions.

Stage 5 – Australian Curriculum, ACCSU176: Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment


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Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.

The workshops are designed to be stand-alone, and only require a computer connected to the internet.

We would recommend that each student has access to a computer so they can personally partake in the workshop, however this workshop can also be completed as a group.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Luke Steller

Phone: 427643063

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.praxical.com.au

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