AUSSIE NATURE WETLANDS RESERVEResource Siteswww.rangerroo.com.auwww.parkweb.vic.gov.auView the Video
A nature reserve is a place where animals live in a protected environment. Many
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are to be found in reserves.The animals in reserves are usually native to the area, unlike zoos which have animals from all over the world.



Your Task:You are to plan a Nature (Wetlands/Creek) Reserve for one of the following places...Tasmania, Central Australia, Victoria or North East QueenslandYou will need to investigate the [[TLF0201-Where%20animals%20live%20interactive/index.htm|Where Animals Live Interactive]] and note findings on a slide.
You will need to investigate the Local Area Seaford Wetlands and Edithvale Wetlands sites and complete the
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And /OR
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Also use some of the facts to create a promotional Poster in publisher. (Keep adding to this as you work through.
You must select 10 animals which could be put in the reserve and of these you will choose the 6 you consider most suitable.
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- You must include one animal which is endangered and one animal that you previously knew little about. You must justify each selection
You will need to take part in an [[human%20impact%20L67/index.html|interview Interactive]] as well as a plan an interview with someone outside of your classroom about Human Impact on Environments and note findings.
You will need to investigate a [[land%20use%20no%20spoken%20instructions%20L209/index.html|Recycling Interactive]] and look at the process of creating newspapers and note the impact on the environment. Identify a human process in your wetlands reserve that could be modified to help sustain the flora and fauna. Eg. Dumping of factory waste, pollution, walking tracks etc.
Interactives Sites
http://www.teachersdomain.org/browse/?fq_hierarchy=k12.sci.life.oate.human

See Also:

National K -12 Subject:
Lesson Plans Using this Resource:

Sequence of Learning

|| Activity
Program
Focus
Checklist
Create a Concept Map planning ideas and needs for your nature reserve Inquiry
Inspiration – design a plan of what you think you will need to do to create a wetlands/creek nature reserve.
Tuning In

Interactive on location of frogs in an area or community
Interactive PowerPoint Slide – Print Screen results and speech bubble notes of what you found in [[TLF0201-Where%20animals%20live%20interactive/index.htm|Where Animals Live Interactive]]

Local Area Investigation
PowerPoint Slide OR Publisher - You will need to investigate the Local Area Seaford Wetlands and Edithvale Wetlands sites and complete the Summary Sheet. – Outline findings in a poster advertising your Nature Reserve. Comparing Environments sheet
Finding Out
And Sorting Out

Animals Investigation for your Reserve
You must select 10 animals which could be put in the reserve and of these you will choose the 6 you consider most suitable. Animals Sheet -

Human Impact on Environments
Use the Interactive [[human%20impact%20L67/index.html|interview Interactive]] and outline what you learned on a PowerPoint slide.

Interview Design
Design an interview of someone you know or of a visiting speaker and record response in a slide for you PowerPoint about wetlands and their needs
Going Further

Recycling and Human Impact
Investigate a [[land%20use%20no%20spoken%20instructions%20L209/index.html|Recycling Interactive]] and note the impact on the environment. Identify and plan how you can minimize human impact on your reserve.

Design your Nature Reserve
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Use Google Sketchup to design the look and feel of your reserve. Outline the key areas, flora and fauna and create a collection of photos and Webcam Report if time
Making Conclusions and Taking Action

ACTION
You will need to outline ways we can help sustain our natural wetlands with an Action Plan for your school. Publish this for the school to see and contribute ideas. Rubric



Points to consider

  • the climate and general environment of your selected site
  • each animals' suitability to the area (the selected animals should be "native" to the environment of the site)
  • the layout of the reserve eg: Do you need cages? What animals you would put together? How will you organise feeding areas?
  • a name for your reserve and whether or not it will be open to the public

You may work in teams of up to 3 studentsWork should be presented as an Inspiration Plan, Publisher poster, series of PowerPoint slides, Google Sketchup plan and Word Action Document.



Step 1
Print the **summary sheet** Use it to record your information.




Step 2 Where can I find information?

You may select your animals to research from this list orfind others.

|| long nosed bandicoot
red bellied black snake
western swamp tortoise
Blue Mountain tree frog
spotted tailed quoll

cassawary
cockatoo
saltwater crocodile
echidna
emu

frilled lizard
kangaroo (species?)
koala
kookaburra
fairy penguin

platypus
possum
tawny frogmouth
wallaby (species?)
wombat

cuscus
wallaroo
dugong
numbat
dingo

goanna
bilby
kowari
kingfisher
oystercatcher



Web Sites

||ABC TV's Our Animals
Australian Animals - Mammals
Australian Animals Websites
KidsCyber Quest Australian Animals
Endangered Australian Animals
Seaford Wetlands
Edithvale Wetlands
Safe for Our planet
Planet Ark
EPA Web Site Recycle City




Other Sources of Information include:

CD roms (eg The Animals)Town librarySchool libraryNational Parks and Wildlife



Step 3 What do I do with the information?

Record all relevant information on the summary sheets and plot the animal habitats on the blank map.As a team choose your location - you must justify your choice.You then decide which animals to include. You must justify your choices.

Step 4 Presentation

  • Present findings as an Inspiration Plan, Publisher poster, series of PowerPoint slides, Google Sketchup plan and Word Action Document.
  • Include a photo or picture of each animal and the reasons for choosing your animal.
  • Introduce each of your team members

Your presentation must include:

    • a map of Australia clearly showing your selected site
    • a description of the environment found at this site
    • a list of the selected animals (including at least one endangered and one which you previously knew little about)
    • a map or plan of your proposed Nature Reserve in Google Sketchup (as well as a name)

REMEMBER to cite your sources of Information eg. Books and websites!

ENJOY from Mr. H.