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Habitats under threat
Saving our endangered animals begins with protecting the natural homes where they live
The habitats of many animals are disappearing. This program encourages students to consider how natural environments provide essential protection, shelter and food for the wildlife that live there.
A zoo educator leads an in-depth investigation to the specific habitat requirements for different Australian species, and what present threats they are facing. Students are then invited to suggest ideas as to how we may help to conserve each of the species. Proactive conservation work can then be carried through to organised school activities and simple actions back home.
- Check out Actwild.org.au and register as a new user.
- Watch the short video (top of page) about how to help save Eastern Barred Bandicoots.
- A newborn Eastern Barred Bandicoot is almost the same size as a five cent coin. Organise a Common Cents Challenge back at school to support Zoos Victoria help this species fight extinction.
- Take a photo that shows what you're doing at school to help local wildlife. Then upload your photo with a caption to our Act Wild Gallery
- Get creative and show your love for our local threatened wildlife. Create your own video mashup about Eastern Barred Bandicoots then share your creation with the world!
Habitats Under Threat addresses AusVELS levels 3-6 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.