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These activities are designed to integrate the natural environment, particularly Ithaca Creek, into the school curriculum. All activities include aims, background information, methods, materials required and worksheets for students.

Water Quality Testing
The objectives of this activity are to introduce students to the methods involved with water quality testing. This activity aims to develop skills in... 

Macro-Invertebrate Sampling
This activity aims to introduce students to the methods involved with macro-invertebrate sampling, observation, counting and identification. It also... 

Habitat Monitoring
Habitat monitoring aims to introduce students to the concept of habitats and the role of monitoring waterway habitats in indicating stream condition. 

The Giving Tree
This activity is designed to teach students about the important role that native trees play within the Australian landscape. This activity also... 

Litoria fallax (Eastern Sedge Frog)

Building a Frog Pond
The activity objectives are to introduce students to the needs of living things, specifically amphibians. Students will discuss the life-cycle of... 

Natural vs Unnatural
This activity is designed to develop student skills in recognising and sorting natural and unnatural things that may be found in our local... 

BGGS planting

Tree Planting
This activity demonstrates to students the correct use of equipment and the accepted techniques involved with planting trees. Students are also... 

Ecological Sampling
Ecological Sampling aims to develop student skills in observing, counting, estimating, predicting, recognising patterns, measuring and graphing... 

Reptile Retreat
The objective of this activity is to introduce students to the needs of living things, specifically reptiles. Students will discuss the life-cycle of... 

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Scientific Drawing
This activity will teach students the role of scientific drawing in producing clear, neat and accurate representations of what they see in nature.