Katanning Landcare has released a set of ‘Katanning’s Special Species’ educational resources.
These resources feature 15 locally endangered and/or iconic native animal, bird, amphibian and reptile species are now available to any and all interested teachers and environmental educators across WA, for free!
They are suitable for a range of ages, but are particularly relevant to early learning and primary school, providing an addition to the suite of tools teachers already employ, or used to develop stand-alone programs for a range of curriculum outcomes.
“We want students to learn more about our local native species, so that they value them and are more aware of how the things they do during the course of daily life can have a positive or negative impact,” said Katanning Landcare executive officer Andrea Salmond.
“We also want to reinforce to young people that they are important to the very existence of these species. They can play a role as stewards of their local environment.”
Want to know which species have made the list and start putting these resources to good use?
All you need to do is sign up online as a member of Katanning Landcare.
Just tick the ‘yes I’m a teacher’ box, enter your school’s details, and you are in.
Once you have your member login details, you can then access these resources any time, via the Educational Resources portal.
Teachers who become members can also add resources to the portal so they have an easy avenue to share information.
This initiative is delivered through funding from the Government of Western Australia’s State NRM Program, through Royalties for Regions.