Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre
...taking the learning beyond the classroom
Full Day Program - 9.15am - 2.30pm
Developing science inquiry skills and gaining an understanding of the interdependence of animals and plants in natural environments.
This program has been designed for Year 6 students and focuses on the development of practical science inquiry skills. Taking place at Bunyaville Conservation Park, students conduct field studies to investigate the Bunyaville pond and open forest ecosystems and the effects that abiotic factors such as soil, light and water and human activities have on a local natural place.
At Bunyaville, students participate in three activities:
Students visit two sites within the forest to explore different habitats, the insects and plants that live there and the abiotic factors (water, light and soil) that influence the animal and plant populations. After participating in this activity students will understand that:
Students net for macroinvertebrates in one of the Bunyaville Conservation Park’s ponds/dams recording information using a variety of techniques and identifying the animals collected using a dichotomous key. Following this activity, students will understand that:
Bunyaville teachers take students on a two hour earthwalk where they use their observation skills to explore the interactions occurring between plants, animals and the environment and investigate the various ways that human activities impact on ecosystems within the park. Following this activity students will understand that: