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Deep Creek Nature Doco

Deep Creek Education Centre
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

Wetlands support a range of biodiversity including frogs, birds, invertebrates, reptiles and mammals in addition to a range of aquatic plant species.

The Deep Creek wetland is part of the Deep Creek Reserve and is host to a wide variety of animal and plant species.

Use of mobile technologies allows students to easily find information, complete online biodiversity surveys and record images and movies when they are out in the field. In small groups, students will investigate the biodiversity of the Deep Creek Reserve and wetland, and create a nature documentary.

Note: Maximum number of students for this program is 25 per day


Learning Intentions

In this program, students will:

  • Demonstrate their understanding of wetland biodiversity and animal adaptations through the development of a short documentary
  • Understand the basic features of creating a documentary
  • Learn about the basic features of using iMovie

Activities

Students will:

  • Explore wetland macroinvertebrate diversity
  • Use laptop computers and observations of Ecolinc animals to study adaptations
  • Use iPads to create a short documentary movie using iMovie

Victorian Curriculum

  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)
  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075)
  • Communicate ideas and processes using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and to identify simple cause-and-effect relationships (VCSIS088)