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The Life of Plant's Cardinia

Deep Creek Education Centre
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

Plants are a living organism. There are over 300,000 species on earth, of which 250,000 produce flowers. Unlike animals, that need to eat already processed food, plants are able to produce their own food through a chemical process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the production of sugars from carbon dioxide, minerals and water, in the presence of sunlight.


Learning Intentions

In this program student’s will:

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Fascinating Frogs at Deep Creek

Deep Creek Education Centre
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

How Healthy is the Deep Creek Wetland?

Deep Creek Education Centre
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

The Deep Creek Education Centre was originally part of the Kooweerup Swamp and had diverse vegetation. The site had 4 creeks feeding into it, the Pakenham, Kennedy, Whiskey and Deep Creek.

The Growling Grass Frog has been sighted in recent years in the Deep Creek Reserve. The Growling Grass Frog is a large ground dwelling frog that lives in large swamps, ponds, lakes, woodland, shrubland and swampy grasslands.

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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.

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Green Chemistry

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

As the population on Earth continues to grow, the demand and pressure on resources will increase. Whether it be energy, water, food or shelter, as a society we need to move to a more sustainable approach of the use of these resources.

In this program students will explore the chemistry of some common products such as cleaning agents and plastics including some sustainably resourced materials that can be used as alternatives.

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Space Junk

Ecolinc
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

Managing waste has become a critical issue in Australia and around the world. Now we are facing another waste crisis, that of what to do with the rubbish in left in space and on the moon

Space debris is also known as orbital debris, space junk, space waste, space trash, space litter or space garbage.

More than 500,000 pieces of debris, or “space junk,” are tracked as they orbit the Earth. They all travel at speeds up to 17,500 mph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite or a spacecraft.

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Fair Dinkum Fossils

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

One hundred million years ago, parts of Australia lay under ancient inland seas alive with marine reptiles, while prehistoric creatures roamed the land. Given Australia’s geographic isolation many of Australia’s dinosaurs evolved as unique species adapted to extreme conditions.

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Marsupial Milk

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

Milk is vital for the survival of all infant mammals. Marsupials & monotremes are unique in that they are born extremely undeveloped and reside in the mother's pouch during early development. During pouch life they are almost entirely reliant on mother's milk for nutrition. They then exit the pouch and feed on a combination of milk and solid foods until weaning. To cater for the changing needs of the young, the composition of marsupial milk changes significantly as the joey grows.

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The Aark

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

This is a scenario based program.

Climate change has suddenly kicked in. A cataclysmic climate event has occurred; massive floods are predicted and sea levels are rising.

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Seeds from schools

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels
Outreach

Background

The Seeds from Schools program arises from the Seeds from the Streets project that was developed by Victoria University. This project was founded on the identified need for an abundant source of seed that could be used for native grassland restoration projects in the west of Melbourne, without overharvesting from naturally occurring plant populations.

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