Aquatic ecosystems

Aquatic ecosystems

Investigate connections within a wetland ecosystem. Investigate how a wetland ecosystem functions by conducting a range of field tasks on its biotic and abiotic component. For Years 11 and 12.

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

Dieback - bulldozing our biodiversity

Fighting the "Biological Bulldozer" can it be stopped? Students are introduced to the treatment, tools and processes used to manage the spread of dieback and undertake a stem injecting activity to help protect trees. For Years 11 and 12.

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Fauna biology

Fauna biology

Western Shield is one of Australia's biggest wildlife conservation programs. Discover techniques to monitor native fauna populations and gain an understanding of analysing population data. For Years 11 and 12.

  • Duration: 270 Minutes (approx.)
Field biology

Field biology

An overview of techniques for field collection of biological data. Explore a range of techniques biologists use to collect data on our plant and animal communities. For Years 11 and 12.

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Fire Biology

Fire Biology

Is fire good for the environment? Let's answer this burning question. Discover the role fire has played in the evolution of our forests and the interdependent relationship of fire and the Australian bush. For Years 11 and 12

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Fire Geography

Fire Geography

Managing fire in a fire-prone environment. Engage in geographic fieldwork to examine the impacts of bushfire on the ecosystem and community. For Years 11 and 12

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
 Fire Geography Package

Fire Geography Package

Package includes Incursion and Excursion: Managing fire in a fire-prone environment. Engage in geographic fieldwork to examine the impacts of bushfire on the ecosystem and community. For Years 11 and 12

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Flora Biology

Flora Biology

A hands-on study of local flora. Students will develop field work skills and an understanding of our unique flora, how it has adapted to our abiotic conditions, and some of the threats to its future. For Years 11 and 12.

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Monitoring marsupials- Western Shield trapping excursion

Monitoring marsupials- Western Shield trapping excursion

Get involved in this great citizen science project by taking part in a hands-on trapping session and contribute to the Western Shield research. For Years 11 and 12

  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
Rivers at risk

Rivers at risk

Rivers at risk. Identifying hazards and risks to natural ecosystems. For Years 11 and 12

  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
SIGNALs in the Stream

SIGNALs in the Stream

An ecological snapshot of river health. Using the SIGNAL model as an assessment tool, students gain an indication of water quality in the Canning River . For Years 11 and 12.

  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
Testing testing H2O

Testing testing H2O

A comparison of water quality. The Kent Street Weir on the Canning River provides a unique location to compare two river systems. For Years 11 and 12

  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
Biodiversity in the bush

Biodiversity in the bush

On this excursion students will explore through hands on activities and field visits the biodiversity of our forests, forest relationships and how humans are impacting and managing the forests. For Years 7-10.

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Canning River Regional Park Trail - self guided - Free

Canning River Regional Park Trail - self guided - Free

Self-guided trail through natural, managed and constructed features in the Canning River Regional Park. For years 4-10

  • Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
Fire in the landscape

Fire in the landscape

This excursion enables students to investigate a range of fire-related topics. For Years 7-10.

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
From Range to River - Secondary

From Range to River - Secondary

The story of our catchment. Where does the Canning River come from and where does it flow to? For Years 7- 9

  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
River and wetlands ecosystems

River and wetlands ecosystems

This excursion enables students to undertake a range of field tasks to assess the living and non-living components of these ecosystems with either a Biology or Geography focus. For Years 7-10.

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Take a dip - Secondary

Take a dip - Secondary

Students get the opportunity to sample and record the amazing and diverse macroinvertebrate communities that live in the Canning River. For Yrs 7 - 9.

  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
A bird's eye view - self guided - Free

A bird's eye view - self guided - Free

This is a free self-guided walk. Zoom in on amazing wetland birdlife! For Years K-12

  • Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters

Get up close to some of our unique native animals and learn about their special adaptations to our harsh climate. For Years 7 - 12.

  • Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
Animal Encounter Incursion

Animal Encounter Incursion

Get up close to some of our unique native animals at your school and learn about their special adaptations to our harsh climate. Note: the encounter will require a quiet, secure room as a venue. For Years PP-12.

  • Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
Catchment Model Incursion

Catchment Model Incursion

Learn about catchment land uses with our three-dimensional, hands on, interactive catchment model. For Years 7-12

  • Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
Djarlgarra Yarning

Djarlgarra Yarning

The Nyoongar people’s strong connection with the wetlands and rivers that flow across the Swan Coastal Plain forms the basis for much of their culture, spirituality, and identity. For Years K-12

  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
 Djarlgarra Yarning PL

Djarlgarra Yarning PL

This is a valuable opportunity to hear from an experienced Aboriginal educator about the importance of the Swan - Canning River to the Nyoongar people. This is a teacher professional learning.

  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
Eco walks

Eco walks

Enjoy a guided walk through the forest with a focus of your choice. For Years PP-12

  • Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
Nearer to Nature Discovery Day

Nearer to Nature Discovery Day

Bring the whole school, Multiple classes or year levels to a day of discovery with a focus of your choice. For Years 7 -10

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Night walk

Night walk

Experience the forest after dark. For Years PP-12

  • Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
Saving Threatened Species Incursion

Saving Threatened Species Incursion

Get to know some of our unique fauna species and the threats to their survival. For Years 7-12

  • Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
School Camping

School Camping

So many great activities to choose from so why not bring your camping gear and stay overnight and do several days of activities?

  • Duration: 20 Hours (approx.)
Weir view loop walk - self guided - Free

Weir view loop walk - self guided - Free

Enjoy a self guided walk through the forest. For Year 7-12.

  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
Aboriginal culture experience

Aboriginal culture experience

NOT AVAILABLE IN 2023. Engage in traditional tool-making practices, and a forest walk to discover many uses of plants and animals. For Years 11-12. *Not available during the fire season (October-April)

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Bush tucker

Bush tucker

NOT AVAILABLE in 2023. Explore seasonal native bush foods. For Years 7-12

  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
Catchment carer's trail

Catchment carer's trail

NOT AVAILABLE IN 2023. Examine the factors that influence the water cycle and flow within a catchment. Explore management issues on a walk through the forest. Choose a 2 hour or 4 hour duration. Years 7-10.

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Sustainable forestry

Sustainable forestry

NOT AVAILABLE IN 2023. Engage in field techniques used by forest managers to determine sustainable timber harvests while maintaining and enhancing biodiversity. For Years 11 and 12.

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Swan Canning River system inquiry Excursion / Package

Swan Canning River system inquiry Excursion / Package

NOT AVAILABLE IN 2023 Investigate environmental change and management within the Swan Canning Riverpark. For years 11 and 12.

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Totems yarning incursion

Totems yarning incursion

NOT AVAILABLE IN 2023. Learn about totems and how they were important for the survival of species. For Years 7 - 12.

  • Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
Water features and creatures

Water features and creatures

NOT AVAILABLE IN 2023. Measure and assess the living and non-living components of an aquatic ecosystem. For Years 7-10.

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
Wonderful wetlands

Wonderful wetlands

NOT AVAILABLE IN 2023. Investigate connections within a wetland ecosystem. Investigate how a wetland ecosystem functions by conducting a range of field tasks on its biotic and abiotic component. For Years 7 to 10.

  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)

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