Primary School Programs

ECOllaboration has a suite of environmental programs (incursions & excursions) that can be mapped to your curriculum needs.  Trevor, a registered teacher, can provide advice to finalise your school’s customised program based on lesson sequencing/desired outcomes.  Indigenous Australian culture and knowledge is embedded in program delivery wherever possible.

Major Australian Curriculum (ACARA Version 8.4 or Version 9.0) links to content descriptions include;

  • Science – “Living Things: Biological Sciences” (Prep – 6)
  • HASS – options vary but explicitly include Year 4 while other year levels catered upon request 

Our selection of featured activities, depending on curriculum or individual needs, include:

  • Platypus spotting and interpretive talks about local platypus populations, including ECOllaboration community survey data and habitat protection initiatives
  • Water testing of a local creek including visual observation and scientific parameters (students to assist testing and recording pH, temperature, turbidity, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen)
  • Hands-on waterbug analysis (students examine macroinvertebrates and tally species found with conclusions drawn to water quality based on findings)
  • Catchment tours/nature walks (including platypus spotting areas, wildlife awareness, weeds, habitat protection)
  • First Nation Australian use of plants and hunting techniques (silent hunting/spotting)