Land-based environments

Through land-based environments students understand what is in their backyards, school grounds and local environment. 

These resources relate to land-based plants and animals.

If you can’t find the topic you are looking for look on the freshwater 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. 

Adelaide’s biodiversity

Unit of work

Terrestrial habitat

Units of work

Information pack

Other

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Investigating

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

Ants

ID chart

Information packs

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Birds

Units of work

Information packs

ID charts

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Butterflies

ID chart

Other

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Fungi

ID chart

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Local native plants

Information pack

ID charts

Other

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Natural things

Information pack

Other local native animals

Unit of work

  • Bats unit with Australian Curriculum Science links – Gumeracha Primary School

Other

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Weeds and pests

ID charts

Other

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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. 

Attracting wildlife to your garden

Fact sheets and information packs

What others have done

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Local native gardens

Information packs

Fact sheets

What others have done

Nest boxes

Information pack

Fact sheets

Other

  • Nest box plans for a range of Australian birds – Birds in Backyards

What others have done

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Photo point monitoring

Fact sheet

Revegetation and habitat restoration

Information pack

Fact sheets

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Related links

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges