Ecosystems Year 9-10
Explore the expansive wetland biome at Kyabram Fauna Park and the organisms that reside there.
The picturesque wetlands of Kyabram Fauna Park are home to a wide variety of biodiversity. In this program, students will learn about wetland and river ecosystems by exploring animals that depend on them and the impacts that environmental change can have.
Students will learn:
- About organisms and abiotic components that make up wetland biomes
- About the characteristics and factors that affect wetland and river ecosystems
- How ecosystems can change because of human impact
Use the activities in the Teaching Guide (below) to spark students’ curiosity before their zoo visit.
Connect and Understand
Students will undertake species identification data collection at Kyabram Fauna Park’s wetlands to discover the abundance of life this biome supports. They will develop their understanding of how critically endangered species depend on other organisms to survive and how these can be affected by human impact.
Your Park visit will include: an introduction to the day, Zoo Teacher workshop (30 minutes), and a self-guided walking trail. Check out your Teaching Guide for other ideas of what to do at the Park.
Use activities in the Teaching Guide to deepen students’ learning back at school.
Use the Teaching Guide to enable students to master their knowledge and skills in real-world contexts.
Program map and itineraries
Your booking confirmation email will list your group's education workshop time/s.
Victorian Curriculum 9-10
Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (VCSSU121)
- Students will demonstrate interactions between abiotic and biotic components with a food web activity
Distribution and characteristics of biomes as regions with distinctive climates, soils, vegetation and productivity (VCGGK133)
- Features and characteristics of wetlands
Human alteration of biomes to produce food, industrial materials and fibres, and the environmental effects of these alterations (VCGGK136)
- Discussion of the impact of human settlement on the Western region since the late 1800s
Plan your excursion
This program is an outdoor all-weather program; the students will need appropriate clothing for weather conditions. This could include a raincoat, hat and sun protection
School groups will enter Kyabram Fauna Park via the Main entrance. Organising teachers please check with in with our Admissions team upon arrival. More Information.
Book your education experience
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- Education program of your choice (if applicable)
- Preferred date
- School name and address
- Contact details of organising teacher
- Number of students/classes and their year level