Outreach Programs

Outreach Programs

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Frogs up close (3-4)

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels
Outreach

Background

Frogs are quite remarkable creatures, from their adaptations to their lifecycle they are a great animal for students to investigate

Note: Can be taught as a previsit, post visit or stand alone program.


Learning Intentions

In this program, students will:

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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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Solar houses

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels
Outreach

Background

Most of the electricity in Victoria comes from burning brown coal. Coal is a fossil fuel so this produces vast quantities of Carbon dioxide which is contributing to climate change. The answer lies in finding renewable sources of energy to provide us with electricity. One such source is solar power.


Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge necessary.

Note: This is a stand-alone program for schools unable to undertake the Ecolinc Saving Energy onsite program.


Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

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Adaptations of macroinvertebrates

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels
Outreach

Background

Animals and plants have certain features and behaviors that help them to survive in their environment. These are called adaptations. These can either be structural or behavioral. Structural adaptations are physical features of an organism like the bill on a bird or the fur on a bear. Other adaptations are behavioral. Behavioral adaptations are the things organisms do to survive. For example, bird calls and migration are behavioral adaptations.

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Making recycled paper

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels
Outreach

Background

The message of reduce, reuse and recycle is an important one for students to learn early. This will help them to develop good habits when it comes to disposing of any rubbish. Students also need to make the link between using paper and destroying the environment.


Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge necessary. Can be a pre-visit, post-visit or stand alone program.


Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

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Be a meteorologist

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels
Outreach

Background

Weather directly affects people. It determines how they dress, what they do and what they need to pack. Weather is a constantly changing set of phenomena and is easily observable. Even though meteorology includes some complex scientific study, it is a wonderful example of how scientists make predictions based on measurements and observations.


Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge necessary. Can be taught as a previsit, post visit or stand alone program.


Learning Intentions

In this progam students will:

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Frogs up close (F-2)

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels
Outreach

Background

Frogs are quite remarkable creatures, from their adaptations to their lifecycle they are a great animal for students to investigate.


Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

  • Discover how different parts to a frogs body link with their functions
  • Understand the meaning of the term camouflage
  • Learn the life cycle stages of frogs

Activities

Students will:

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Peter Pan's seeds

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels
Outreach

Background

Seeds are dispersed in a number of ways. These include via the wind, bursting from a pod, eaten by animals, floating on water or getting caught on the fur or feathers of an animal. The structure of the seed determines how it is dispersed.


Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge necessary. Can be a pre visit, post visit or stand alone program.


Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

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Birds and beaks

Ecolinc
Full Day
Book Program
Year Levels
Outreach

Background

Animals have features that help them to survive in their environment. Damage to that environment affects the survivlal of those animals as it is not alwys possible for them to change where they live. A new environment may not provide their requirements.


Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge necessary. Can be taught as a previsit, post visit or stand alone program


Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

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Investigating minibeast parts

Ecolinc
1.5 Hours Per Group
Book Program
Year Levels
Outreach

Background

Minibeasts provide the perfect hands on experience to begin teaching students about body parts and their functions.


Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge required. This can be a pre-visit, post-visit or stand alone activity.


Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

  • Recognise different body parts
  • Explain what these body parts are used for
  • Learn how to label a diagram
  • Learn how to use magnifying glasses.

Activities

Students will:

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