Biodiversity teaching resources

We have put together a great collection of resources to help your students learn about Victoria's habitats. These include resources from Parks Victoria as well as other leading government, research and environmental organisations.

All resources have been tagged to make it easier to find resources your are after. Use the select boxes below to make your search more specific.

Junior Rangers DIY activities

DIY activities for primary school aged children do outside of school
Resource type: Games, Website - teaching resources
Theme: Wetlands, Grasslands, Forests and Woodlands, Mallee, Marine and Coastal, Rainforest, Alpine
Year level: Prep - 2
Time required: Under 30 mins
Resource source: Junior Rangers DIY activities

 

Forest Secrets

Forest Secrets provides insights into the interconnected and multi-layered nature of forest life through the theme of change.
Resource type: Excursions, Information, Website - student activities, Website - teaching resources
Theme: Forests and Woodlands
Year level: VCE, Prep - 2, 3 - 4, 5 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 10
Time required: Longer
Resource source: Museum Victoria

 

Forest education resources

The resource provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of forest ecosystems and also encourage students to develop their own opinions regarding current management policies and practices.
Resource type: In-class activities, Excursions, Field work, Information, Website - student activities, Website - teaching resources
Theme: Forests and Woodlands
Year level: VCE, Prep - 2, 3 - 4, 5 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 10
Time required: Longer
Resource source: Department of Environment and Primary Industries

 

Learn about the Alps - Australian Alps Education Kit

This kit provides secondary students with information on the Australian Alps.
Resource type: Excursions, Information, Website - teaching resources
Theme: Alpine
Year level: VCE, 7 - 8, 9 - 10
Time required: Longer
Resource source: Australian Alps National Park - Australian Alps Liaison Committee

 

Biodiversity Up Close - Audit Tool

This kit provides an easy to follow process for surveying and assessing the quality of habitat either in your school yard or a local park.
Resource type: School-yard activities, Excursions, Field work, Website - teaching resources
Theme: Wetlands, Grasslands, Forests and Woodlands, Mallee, Rainforest, Alpine
Year level: VCE, 5 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 10
Time required: Half day, Full day
Resource source: LandLearn - Department of Primary Industries

 

Habitat scorecards

These scorecards can be used to assess the ecological health of local habitats. Each EVC has its own sheet. The Sheets use simple estimation which then gives an overall indication of the ecosystem health.
Resource type: School-yard activities, Excursions, Field work
Theme: Wetlands, Grasslands, Forests and Woodlands, Mallee, Rainforest, Alpine
Year level: VCE, 7 - 8, 9 - 10
Time required: Half day, Full day
Resource source: Dept. of Sustainability and Environment

 

Climate change, fishing change: Understanding climate change in Victoria's fisheries

An online interactive tool helping students explore and understand how climate change will affect they types of fish and where they are found.
Resource type: In-class activities, Website - student activities
Theme: Marine and Coastal
Year level: VCE, 7 - 8, 9 - 10
Time required: One hour
Resource source: Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre - Dept of Primary Industries

 

Keep it clean: A journey through the Yea catchment

This fieldwork project investigates the Year River catchment allowing students to investigate water quality issues, how human activities rely on an impact on catchments, and the sustainable use of water and soil resources.
Resource type: Excursions, Field work
Theme: Wetlands
Year level: VCE, 7 - 8, 9 - 10
Time required: Full day, Longer
Resource source: LandLearn - Department of Primary Industries

 

Salinity in an Urban Landscape - Braeside Park

Fieldwork activity at Braeside Park designed to give students the opportunity to explore salinity first hand and to learn more about salinity in an urban location.
Resource type: In-class activities, Excursions, Field work
Theme: Grasslands, Forests and Woodlands
Year level: VCE, 7 - 8, 9 - 10
Time required: Full day, Longer
Resource source: LandLearn - Department of Primary Industries

 

Activity sheet for 10th anniversary of marine national parks and sanctuaries

This activity sheet was created by students from Torquay College to help other students learn about Victoria's marine national parks as part of the parks 10th anniversary in 2012.
Resource type: In-class activities
Theme: Marine and Coastal
Year level: Prep - 2, 3 - 4, 5 - 6, 7 - 8
Time required: Under 30 mins
Resource source: Torquay College's Marine Warriors

 

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