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Outreach

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The panels, individually or as a complete set, can be hired (free of charge) from:

Ecolinc (03) 5367 0171
Melton City Council (03) 9747 7200
Moonee Valley City Council (03) 9243 8888
Hume City Council (03) 9205 2200
Brimbank City Council (03) 9249 4000

For further information on the Footprints program, please contact us:

Ecolinc – Science and Technology Innovations Centre
Bacchus Marsh VIC 3340
T: 03 5367 0171
E: ecolinc@edumail.vic.edu.au
W: www.ecolinc.vic.edu.au

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Full Colour Panorama

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Volcano Dreaming Overview

Footprints of the Western Volcanic Plains is Ecolinc’s newest signature curriculum program. It is designed for students in Years 4-7 and uses the panorama image titled 'Volcano Dreaming' as the stimulus for a range of curriculum resources, onsite activities, field work and outreach opportunities.

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What does the Footprints program contain:

  • 12 student worksheets (one focusing on each of the 12 panels) and accompanying teacher notes, including background knowledge, materials list, resources and answers to the student worksheets.
  • An extension activity (Student worksheet 13 and accompanying teacher notes). All of the student activities are designed to address levels 4-7 of AusVELs and are hands on, engaging and use a range of technologies.
  • AusVELs curriculum information which outlines how the curriculum for each panel correlates with AusVELs.
  • Species lists identifying the plant and animal species in each of the panels. A large number of species in the lists have been linked to Ecolinc’s Field Guide App so that students can learn more about each particular species.
  • A range of Ecolinc excursions, field trips and outreach opportunities that complement the panels. 

How the Footprints program can be used:

  • The online curriculum resources e.g. Student worksheets and teacher notes, can be used as a unit of work, or alternatively as stand alone activities corresponding to each of the panels.
  • The species lists can be used in conjunction with the online curriculum resources or as a separate animal and plant identification activity using the links embedded in the species lists to Ecolinc’s Field Guide.
  • Ecolinc’s excursion activities, field work and outreach opportunities can be booked to form a holistic curriculum package. 

The flexibility of the ‘Footprints’ program allows for schools to tailor a program that suits their needs. 

Where you can hire the panels free of charge (individually or collectively):

  • Ecolinc (03) 5367 0171
  • Melton City Council (03) 9747 7200
  • Melton City Council (03) 9747 7200
  • Moonee Valley City Council (03) 9243 8888
  • Hume City Council (03) 9205 2200
  • Brim bank City Council (03) 9249 4000

The development of the online curriculum materials have been funded by the Melton City Council and developed by Ecolinc.

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AusVELS curriculum

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The applicable Volcano Dreaming activities (1-12, plus 13 which is an extension) for each AusVELS outcome has been identified in the tables below.

Please go to the bottom of the page to download the full detailed list.

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Program Resources 

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Volcano Dreaming panel 1-4

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Panels 1-4: Wetland/Grassland Ecosystem Species


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Panels 1-4
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Volcano Dreaming panel 5-8

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Panels 5-8: Grassland Ecosystem


  Panel 5   Panel 6   Panel 7   Panel 8
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Panels 5-8
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Volcano Dreaming panel 9-12

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Panels 9-12: Wetland/Open Woodland Ecosystem


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Panels 9-12
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Acknowledgements

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We acknowledge the funding received by Melton City Council to develop these curriculum materials.  The curriculum materials have been designed using the Volcano Dreaming panels.  Volcano Dreaming was originally designed, photographed, researched and digitally constructed by Peter Haffenden and Kerrie Poliness from Inherit Earth.  Funding for this project was made possible by EPA Victoria’s – Inspiring Environmental Solutions program and Victoria University. 

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Panel 3: The Impact of the European Rabbits in Australian Ecosystems

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Panel 3: The Impact of the European Rabbits in Australian Ecosystems
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When Europeans first settled in Australia they introduced sheep, cattle, horses and crops. In 1856, near Geelong, a few rabbits were released and bred into millions in a few years. These additions were devastating to native plants and animals. Rabbits alter the structure of native plants and contribute to erosion. Myxomatosis and other controls have been introduced with little effect, and as a result rabbits continue to be one of the biggest threats to conservation of native grasslands.

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Rabbit Scan Video

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Panel 5: The Impact of Sheep and Other Introduced Animals on The Environment

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Panel 5: The Impact of Sheep and Other Introduced Animals on The Environment
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The introduction of sheep in Victoria in the 1830s, was the single biggest factor in early degradation of grasslands. By 1851, six million sheep were found on the plains. The hard hooves of the sheep replaced the soft footed mammals, traditional land management techniques used by Aboriginal people were altered and they quickly wiped out native plants like Myrnong (yam daisy).

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