Dynamic Ecosystems explores three different vegetation communities and challenges VCE students to search for evidence of animals and plants in the Coranderrk bushland using a range of techniques.

Students will undertake fieldwork, recording first hand data related to ecosystems and the relationships between living things that exist within them. Under the guidance of a Zoo Educator they will set up quadrats in the field, complete transects and sharpen their field data skills.

Students will research biotic and abiotic factors in a riparian, floodplain and ridge-top community, revealing how the altering of any single factor impacts upon the ecosystem as a whole.

Learning Outcomes

This program can be used to meet the requirements of the School Assessed Coursework (SAC) and addresses the area of study and outcomes in:

  • VCE Biology Unit 2 (Area of study 1: Adaptations of Organisms)

Zoos Victoria Education aligns with best practice teaching and learning strategies for VCE Biology and has a strong focus on collaborative learning and developing inquiry skills.

Our educational experiences cater for students of all learning needs. Multi-sensory and common language is available to EAL and non-verbal students.

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Program details

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Year level 
Year 11
90 minutes
$18.60 per student
Student ratio 
1 adult for every 10 students
Monday to Friday (during the school term)
What to bring 
Students should bring a copy of the Student Workbook, a clip board and pen.

Book your visit 

Phone 1300 966 784 (select option 3)