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Living in the extremes

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The Ecolinc wetland is dependant on rainfall, and continually fills and dries out. While the aquatic plants and animals survive from season to season, many must be adapted to cope with extreme conditions including floods and drought and stormwater pollution.

Learning Intentions

In this activity students will:

  • Explore how Ecolinc’s flora and fauna are adapted to cope with extremes of weather.


Students will:

  • Explore the Ecolinc wetland trail
  • Identify a range of wetland animals (including macroinvertebrates) and their features tolerance to stormwater pollution
  • Identify a range of Ecolinc plants and their adaptive features
  • Design a bug to tolerate extremes.

Victorian Curriculum

  • Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)