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Investigating the Grassland Ecosystem sees VCE students explore the diversity that exists between animals, plants and other organisms within a grassland ecosystem.

Students will search for evidence of animals and determine the factors that limit the holding capacity for a recovery species. They will identify various plants and apply student learning to determine the features a plant has to aid its survival in a region of low water availability and the importance of it as a bushfood to the local Wurundjeri people.

Through fieldwork, students will research biotic and abiotic factors in a grassland community, revealing how the altering of any single factor impacts upon the ecosystem as a whole. Observation, monitoring, data collection and analysis through quadrats are integral to this program.

Learning Outcomes

This program can be used to meet the requirements of the School Assessed Coursework (SAC).

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

Our educational experiences cater for students of all learning needs.  

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Program details

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Year level 
Year 11 – Year 12
Duration 
90 minute class & 45 minute safari bus tour*
Cost 
$18.60 per student
Availability 
Monday to Friday (during the school term)
What to bring 
Printed Student Trail (below) Bring Your Own Digital Device

Book your visit to Werribee Open Range Zoo 

Phone (03) 9731 9601