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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

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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More minibeasts

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

The term ‘minibeasts’ covers a wide range of small animal species including macroinvertebrates found in the Ecolinc wetland and compost minibeasts living in the Ecolinc compost bins. 
 
Sampling and identifying minibeasts provides opportunities for students to observe a range of animal species, features, behaviours, habitat and dietary requirements and interrelationships.

Key Learning Question

How do we classify minibeasts and what do they need to survive?

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Adaptations for survival

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

Plants and animals have adaptations to help them survive in an environment. The Ecolinc stormwater wetland and grassland features an array of native plants and animals that have a range of features and adaptations to survive seasonal changes, human impact and predation. 
 
Note:
  • Maximum number of students for this program is 50 per day.
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Birds of prey

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

Birds of prey, also known as raptors, hunt and feed on other animals.  These birds are characterized by keen vision that allows them to detect prey during flight and powerful talons and hooked beaks.  Eagles, hawks, falcons and owls are some examples of raptors.  These animals are characteristically apex predators at the top of the food chain.
 
Note:
  • This program is only offered in Terms 1 & 2 only.
  • Maximum number of students for this program is 50 per day.

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Lifecycles

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

A life cycle depicts the changes a living thing goes through during its life. In some cases, this process is slow and gradual but in others the process is quick. Mayflies have the shortest life cycle on Earth. Their life only lasts 24 hours, but some species only last a few hours.  
 
Note:
  • Maximum number of students for this program is 50 per day.
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Reduce, reuse, recycle

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

Everyday human activities produce waste in a number of forms.  Waste in the form of litter pollutes the land and waterways, while waste disposed as rubbish ends up in landfill which can contaminate groundwater, not to mention the need to find new holes as existing ones quickly fill.  The “Three Rs”, namely Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, represent ways of minimising the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.
 
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Waste warriors

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

Background

The Chasers’ ‘War On Waste’ was a popular program that aired on the ABC in 2017-2018.  Those that choose to join this war must therefore be Waste Warriors. 
 
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Fascinating frogs

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels

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