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Animal and plant survival

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Year Levels


The Ecolinc wetland and grassland is home to a variety of native plants and animals. All these living things depend on each other and the wetland and grassland ecosystem to survive.

Learning Intentions

In this activity students will:

  • Understand the terms environment and biodiversity
  • Demonstrate how plants and animals depend on each other and the environment to survive
  • Explore how plants provide shelter, food and nest sites for animals
  • Experiment with different seed dispersal methods, leaf types and propagation methods
  • Investigate predator-prey relationships in food chains
  • Group animals according to their features.


Students will participate in 4 x 45 minute workshops:

  • Workshop 1: Animals in their environment
  • Workshop 2: Modes of plant survival
  • Workshop 3: Feeding relationships and interactions
  • Workshop 4: Effect of urbanisation on native animals

Victorian Curriculum

  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)
  • Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)


Ecolinc offers the following outreach options: