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Love Your Locals Challenge
Did you know Australia has one of the worst extinction rates in the world? Do you know who your local species are and who needs saving?
Healesville Sanctuary is leading the fight against extinction by breeding critically endangered animals like the Mountain Pygmy-possum, Corroboree Frog, and Helmeted Honeyeater. But we need your help!
We are inviting schools to take the Love Your Locals Challenge and partner with us to fight extinction.
Suitable for a single class, year level or entire school, your students will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about their local threatened species
- Have unique encounters with critically endangered Australian animals
- Discover how Healesville Sanctuary is fighting extinction and what they can do to help
- Devise their own community conservation campaign at school and in their local community
- Celebrate their efforts at Healesville Sanctuary on Threatened Species Day on September 7, 2014
The Love Your Locals Challenge is suitable for a term or semester unit and supports rich cross curricular approaches.
Choose from the following programs for your excursion:
For Years 1-4 book Aussie Creature Features (with an endangered species focus)
Learn about our Love Your Locals Campaign
Find out how Zoos Victoria is Fighting Extinction
Create your own community conservation campaign to help save wildlife.
The Fighting Extinction Challenge addresses AusVELS levels 1-10 standards. It supports the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and addresses achievements in the domains of Science, Maths, Geography, Art, English, Humanities, Interpersonal Development, Personal Learning, Civics and Citizenship, Communication, Technology and Thinking Processes.
Students from Christmas Hills Primary School have been creating nestboxes, planting native gardens, and actively getting households and businesses in their community to make the switch to recycled toilet paper.