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Superheroes Against Extinction

Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels


The Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999 is the Australian Government’s key legislation to conserve Australian biodiversity. The EPBC protects important flora, fauna, ecological communities and heritage places. There are over 550 animals listed on the EPBC.

Designing an advertising campaign about an Australian animal listed on the EPBC, will help educate your community about the plight of the endangered species and actions they can take to help ensure its survival.

Key Learning Question

How can we raise awareness about the plight of Australian endangered animals?

Prior Knowledge

In this program students will be recording a stop motion clip using iMovie. Prior knowledge of this application would be useful.

Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

  • Learn about Australian animals that are on the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act
  • Gain an understanding of how to create a stop motion advertising campaign clip
  • Learn how to develop a story board for an advertising campaign
  • Learn about advertising persuasive techniques


Students will:

  • Define endangered animals
  • Develop a story board advertising campaign to increase awareness about the plight if an Australian animal on the EPBC list
  • Create a stop motion advertising campaign clip using iMovie


  • This program runs from 9.00am – 2.30pm
  • This special program is only offered in National Science Week from 12th to 15th August in 2024
  • Maximum number of students for this program is 50 per day

Victorian Curriculum

Design and Technologies – Creating Designed Solutions

  • Generate, develop, communicate and document design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques (VCDSCD039)

Digital Technologies – Creating Digital Solutions

  • Design a user interface for a digital system, generating and considering alternative design ideas (VCDTCD031)