Plants and animals

Raise students’ awareness and develop knowledge of plant and animal conservation.

Explore important, endangered and threatened species, their habitats, life cycles and how to help protect them both now and into the future. Resources include both classroom and hands-on outdoor activities.

Available to borrow

  • Bat kit
    Contains resources, activities, video clips, bat guano and instructions to make bat boxes. Anabat detectors are also available to borrow – record the sounds of your local bats.
  • Macroinvertebrate kit
    Contains 8 large 3D models of various macroinvertebrates as well as fact sheets.
  • Threatened species kit (2.13mb pdf)
    Contains models of local threatened animals, fact sheets, ID charts and resources.
  • Fishing game
    Contains fish fact sheets, laminated pictures of fish and rubbish, fabric for your ‘river’ and fishing rods.
  • Frog monitoring kit
    Contains a recorder and microphone for recording frogs in your area. The data can then be downloaded to assist with ongoing monitoring of frog populations.
  • Fabric fish and frogs
    A wonderful set of life-size and life-like ‘fabric’ fish and frogs includes Murray cod, golden perch, carp, silver perch, catfish, purple spotted gudgeon and southern bell frogs.
  • Frog and butterfly lifecycle models
    A set of frog and butterfly lifecycle plastic models as well as a large magnetic frog life cycle set.

Bioregion resources

Learn about the special plants and animals in your local region:


Identification charts

Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources NRM Education


Upper Murray Education Officer

Cindy Kakoschke
08 8580 1800

Lower Murray Education Officer

Danielle Dutschke
08 8532 9100

More information

  • Team Leader – Community Engagement
    Upper level, cnr Mann & Walker Street, Mount Barker SA 5251
    8391 7500