Freshwater environments

Freshwater environments explore water bodies and their surrounding environments e.g. creeks, rivers and wetlands. 

Resources related to freshwater environments include: 

If you can’t find the topic you are looking for look on the land-based or coastal and marine environment pages.

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The big picture

The big picture looks at the basic principles of sustainability and understanding our environment, the interconnectedness of our ecosystems, local and global perspectives, and the impact of human decisions. 

Catchments

Information packs

Fact sheets

Other

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Investigating

Students undertake hands-on monitoring and research an aspect of their local environment to deepen their understanding of environments and ecosystem health.  

Fish

ID chart

Other

Freshwater

Information pack

Activity

Frogs 

Information pack

ID chart

Other

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Macroinvertebrates

Units of work

Information pack

Fact sheets

ID charts

Other

Riparian habitat

Information pack

Wetland birds

Information pack

ID chart

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Taking action

Students apply their new understanding of the environment and human impacts, and act to preserve or restore the local environment. Taking action is about empowering students to share their skills and knowledge with the local community to effect change. 

Be inspired by how other early learning sites and schools are taking action for biodiversity by browsing case studies.

Drain stencilling

Information pack

Fish

Fact sheets

Frog ponds

Information pack

Fact sheets

General

Information pack

Gutter guardians

Information pack

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Related links

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges