The Threatened Mallee Bird Education kit helps teachers engage students in learning about Threatened Mallee Bird Conservation and can be used in a variety of classroom settings.
Wildlife conservation is a significant part of environmental education, but there are limited resources for effectively bringing it into the classroom.
That’s why BirdLife Australia has put together a series of education kits, including the Threatened Mallee Bird Education Kit.
With this kit, students will learn about identifying mallee birds, threats to their survival, how we can work to conserve them and protect their environment.
Teachers and students can sign up to receive the free booklets and get started with these enjoyable, interactive and informative lesson plans.
BirdLife Australia has developed education kits for teachers and students at primary schools. They are designed to be flexible enough to accommodate different methods of teaching and can be used in a variety of classroom settings.
The Murray–Mallee spans areas of north-western Victoria, south-western New South Wales, and eastern South Australia. The Threatened Mallee Bird Education Kit contains lesson plans and resources for teachers and educators to deliver a unit of learning that focuses on seven threatened bird species from the Murray–Mallee region. The species are:
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The unit is for primary school levels Foundation (Victoria), Kindergarten (New South Wales), Reception (South Australia), up to Year 6.
It is separated into three levels:
The unit aligns with the Australian Curriculum areas of the Science (Biological Sciences) and the Humanities (Geography) for each of the levels.
The unit contains 13 lessons, which may be delivered and adapted as required by the teacher and school. Lessons can be delivered over a school term or a shorter period. Lessons can be excluded or modified as desired.
An excursion lesson, as well as excursion preparation and reflection lessons, are included and can be adapted as required.