Creating a frog-friendly habitat: construction
Time Allocation: 40-60 minutes*
Activity Level: Complex
There is a comprehensive list of safety and planning considerations, and materials to gather before commencing the construction of a frog pond. Please refer to the educator notes via the button above. Before commencing this activity, the Junior Landcarers will have already created a habitat design, informed by their research to guide this next construction phase of the project. This activity will require adult supervision and some ground work to prepare and move materials. Adequate preparation of materials beforehand and following safety instructions are vital. Having several volunteers to contribute and help when others need a break will ensure this is an effective and efficient activity.
*The time allocation for this activity is based on all materials being sourced prior to commencing construction. Most of the construction materials can be sourced from a local hardware store; and the native aquatic plants and shrubs from a local indigenous plant nursery. It is difficult to advise on how long it will take to dig the pond hole - as this is site and soil specific.