The Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW and Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority have produced a Northern Rivers-Threatened Species Education Support Kit for teachers of Stages K-3 Primary.
The kit provides a curriculum based resource to teach students about the local natural environment and the native plants and animals that share their surroundings. The kit also supports learning in the areas of Science and Technology and aids the development and understanding of Biodiversity Planning in schools, in line with the School Environmental Management Policy and the production of School Environmental Management Plans.
The activities for learning are based on outcomes for Stages K-6 on the Environments strand in the NSW Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) syllabus and the Living Things and Earth and Its Surroundings strands in Science and Technology.
Local threatened species and their habitats (in forested wetlands) highlight global issues that threaten the natural environment. The kit utilises and supports state government initiatives in the areas of the Priorities Action Statement (PAS) for the recovery of threatened species and in the Northern Rivers Catchment Action Plan management targets for: threatened species conservation, biodiversity threat mitigation, habitat rehabilitation and re-vegetation, and community education.
The kit shows how individuals and groups can take action to help local native plants and animals.
The kit is free and available on CD for PC and MAC users. For more information contact Katrina McKay on (02) 6659 8289.