LEARNING ACTIVITY
Creating a wildlife habitat: vision
Category: Biodiversity
Climate Region: Arid | Temperate | Tropical
State or Territory: ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA
Age Range: 7-13

STORY

With Tom by her side, Suyin decided to approach their teacher and ask if they could start a school project to protect the wildlife habitat in their school and local area. They believed that this would help the other children become aware of the local wildlife habitat, and help safeguard the homes of the native animals and plants who call it home. Suyin knew this project would help the children who lived across the valley find out more about the food and shelter requirements for the native animals and plants that had been impacted by the new housing estate.

The teacher thought their project idea was brilliant! The whole school would be involved and learn why it was important that both urban and rural environments can provide habitat for native wildlife to help them survive.

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

Urban and rural environments can provide habitats for native wildlife to ensure their ongoing survival. Creating a wildlife habitat is one way to safeguard your local native species and encourage new species to make the garden their home.

The research activity enabled our learners to discover what species live in their local area. In the vision activity, learners will discover what these species need to survive.

This learning activity is the second part of a sequence of 5 individual learning activities focused on creating a wildlife habitat. The order of these learning activities are: research, vision, design, planting and monitoring and care.

We encourage our Junior Landcarers to learn more about wildlife habitats by exploring these other learning activities. These include the Creating a frog-friendly habitat sequence: research, design and construction, Creating a bee hotel sequence: research and construction as well as Building a nest box.

Outcomes

For children to:

  • create a vision of what their local ecosystems could be
  • understand the connections between local species and their habitats
  • create a community to help create wildlife habitats
  • enjoy being active and productive outdoors and build their social and teamwork skills
  • understand the steps involved in creating a wildlife habitat.

SEASONAL NOTES

This activity can be undertaken any time of the year.

Did you know?

All animals need food, water and shelter to survive.

Did you know?

Ecosystems can be different sizes, from one rotten log to an entire forest.

Did you know?

There are different types of ecosystems including marine, aquatic and terrestrial (land).

Did you know?

All animals need food, water and shelter to survive.

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Why not try one of our other Junior Landcare learning activities?

Creating a wildlife habitat: research

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Creating a wildlife habitat: design

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Creating a wildlife habitat: planting

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Creating a wildlife habitat: monitoring and care

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