Dieback - bulldozing our biodiversity

Dieback - bulldozing our biodiversity
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)

Years 11 and 12

Fighting the "Biological Bulldozer", can it be stopped?

The arrival and spread of Phytophthora dieback disease in Western Australia has been catastrophic for a number of ecosystems. More than 50% of WA’s rare or endangered plants are susceptible, many of which are only found in the south-west. Through hands-on activities students will get a practical understanding of the “biological bulldozer”. Students will be introduced to the treatment, tools and processes used to manage the spread of the disease and undertake a stem injecting activity to help protect trees and prevent further dieback spread.

Biology ATAR Unit 4 - Surviving in a changing environment, Geography ATAR Unit 1- Natural and ecological hazards, General Geography Unit 3 - Natural and ecological hazards, Integrated Science ATAR Unit 2 - Biodiversity and conservation

COST: $16.50 per student (minimum payment for 20 students)

Excursion runs from 10am to 2pm including morning tea and lunch times.  Groups arrive at 10 am then have 15-20 minutes for morning tea, activities commence after morning tea. Finish times can be adjusted to your needs.

Venues:

  • Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Mundaring
  • Forest Discovery Centre, Dwellingup
  • Yanchep National Park
  • Piney Lakes Eco Education Centre
Please note:
  1. Maximum students per group is 30.  Multiple groups can be accommodated.
  2. Our booking officer will get back to you via email to confirm your excursion within 7 working days.