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Whiteman Woylie‘ Environmental education programs

Open your mind to the many wonders nature has to offer.

Whiteman Park’s environmental education programs offer students a unique opportunity to learn about the natural environment, conservation, groundwater, our native fauna, various ecosystems and much more through creative, interactive and engaging activities. Each program has been designed specifically for the intended age group, and focuses on different aspects of the environment.

Our environment programs are delivered amongst Whiteman Park’s natural bushland by knowledgeable presenters and aim to provide students with a true environmental experience which would not be possible in a normal classroom setting.

Bushland Friends | Pre-Primary

Meet our amazing Australian Animals

Meet some of our unique and incredible native animals and learn about what is essential for these animals to survive in the Australian bush. Students will go on an adventure to the Children’s Forest, learning about the importance of looking after the natural environment for the survival of all our wildlife.

  • Suitable for Pre-Primary
  • Cost is $8.00 per child
  • Available Monday to Friday
  • Duration is 90 minutes

 

Curriculum links 2018 - EEP - Bushland Friends

Bushland Discovery | Years 1 & 2

What secrets does the Australian Bush hold?

Discover some of the hidden secrets of the flora and fauna found within Whiteman Park. Students will meet some of our amazing Australian native animals and learn about the distinctive features that assist in their survival in the Australian bush. Learn about the unique native plants that we have here at Whiteman Park and how they have adapted to survive in our harsh and dry conditions.

  • Suitable for Years 1 & 2
  • Cost is $8.00 per child
  • Available Monday to Friday
  • Duration is 90 minutes

 

 

Curriculum links 2018 - EEP - Bushland Discovery

Furry Friends to Explosive Seed Pods | Years 3 & 4

Our wonderful Australian Bush!

Exploring the Children’s Forest and nearby Mussel Pool, students will investigate the relationship between plants and animals and the dependency that they have for one another. Examining the different life cycles and characteristics of our unique Australian plants and animals, students will get to recognise and group characteristics of these amazing creatures.

  • Suitable for Years 3 & 4
  • Cost is $8.00 per child
  • Available Monday to Friday
  • Duration is 90 minutes

 

Curriculum links 2018 - EEP - Furry Friends

Mighty Macroinvertebrates | Years 3 to 6

Delve into the world of macroinvertebrates!

Students will study the features of the tiny creatures that live in our waterways and discover why they are such an important part of our ecosystem. Exploring the ecosystem of Mussel Pool, they will also see why water conservation is critical for the survival of macroinvertebrates.

  • Suitable for Years 3 to 6
  • Cost is $8.00 per child
  • Available Monday to Friday
  • Duration is 90 minutes

 

Curriculum links 2018 - EEP - Mighty Macros

Conservation Crisis | Years 5 & 6

Battles in the bushland!

Learn about the dieback crisis that is plaguing our native bushland. Students will identify a range of native plants that are found within the protected habitats of ‘Woodland Reserve’ and learn about the dieback pathogen that is killing some species. Students will see a demonstration of phosphite injection – a treatment to help protect trees and prevent dieback spread. Includes a tour of Woodland Reserve.

  • Suitable for Years 5 and 6
  • Cost is $8.00 per child
  • Available Monday to Friday
  • Duration is 90 minutes

 

Curriculum links 2018 - EEP - Conservation Crisis

Snakes Alive | Years K to 12

Cold blooded capers.

Australia has a fascinating array of reptiles… and a lot of slithery snakes! Students will get to see an amazing variety of Western Australian lizards, pythons and snakes up close and learn about snake bite first aid. They will even have an opportunity to handle a live snake – if they dare!

  • Suitable for Years K to 12
  • Cost is $8.75 per child (min. 20 students) or $7.50 per child (25+ students)
  • Available Monday to Friday
  • Not curriculum linked
Whiteman Park Water Watch | Years 11 & 12

Whiteman Park is home to a number of aquatic ecosystems, including Mussel Pool, Bennett Brook and Horse Swamp. In this extended school program, students will plan an investigation of these three distinct but connected sites, conduct testing and collect data for comparison and evaluation. Exploring these unique ecosystems will allow the students the opportunity to reflect on the various threats to our water resources and increase their understanding of the importance of management practices.

  • Suitable for Years 11 & 12
  • Cost is $15.00, minimum of 20 students
  • Available Monday to Friday
  • Duration is 3 hours

Curriculum links 2018 - EEP - Water Watch

Fighting Phytophthora | Years 11 & 12

Phytophthora cinnamomi, or dieback, is a major threat to over 40% of Western Australia’s native plant species. Following a case study exploration and an introduction to treatment tools and processes, students will analyse Whiteman Park’s own dieback maps to track the spread of this pathogen to predict future affected areas and develop a treatment plan.  Students will treat the identified area to help protect trees and prevent further dieback spread.

Note: Students will have contact with diluted phosphite and will be required to wear gloves and glasses.

  • Suitable for Years 11 & 12
  • Cost is $15.00, minimum of 20 students
  • Available Monday to Friday
  • Duration is 3 hours

Curriculum links 2018 - EEP - Fighting Phytopthora