Monitoring marsupials Western Shield trapping excursion

Monitoring marsupials Western Shield trapping excursion
  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)

Years 11 and 12 and Bush Rangers 

Take part in a hands-on trapping session. Mix bait and set traps in late afternoon and return the next morning to measure and release animals. This is a great citizen science project for students to be part of Western Shield research.

Only available if also booking a Biology related excursion. Early booking is essential as there are limited places. It is highly recommended the class undertakes a Western Shield Fauna Biology excursion prior to the trapping to maximise and consolidate learning outcomes. 

Students will discuss their ethical position and design a method for their monitoring mammals session by drawing on the knowledge of their experienced animal handler.


COST: $14.00 per student (minimum charge for 20 students).  Extra cost for Western Shield Fauna biology Excursion


  1. Perth Hills Discovery Centre (3 locations)
  2. Forest Discovery Centre Dwellingup

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.