Grab your boots and wet weather gear because ‘Waterways for Wildlife' is real world learning. Zoo educators will assist students in investigating Badger Creek, the natural home of the platypus. This program not only aims to inspire students, but to provide them with a set of skills to protect local waterways.
At Healesville Sanctuary students will conduct streamside water quality testing, observe platypus behaviour up close, and see what live platypus food looks like. This will help equip students with skills needed to organise their own creek and stream clean-ups, and undertake an overhaul of household products that are best for the environment.
Waterways for Wildlife addresses AusVELS levels 5-10 standards. It supports the cross-curriculum priorities of Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures and addresses achievements in the domains of Science, Interpersonal Development, Personal Learning, Civics and Citizenship, English, Humanities, Communication and Thinking Processes.
Together we can improve animal care, reduce threatening processes and save endangered species.
Experts are concerned Platypus populations are declining through habitat destruction, and from litter and detergent phosphates making their way into rivers. You can help us fight extinction by adopting the Platypus.