Stage 2: The Earth's Environment

Stage 2: The Earth's Environment

Overview

In this workshop students will examine the climate, vegetation and native animals of Australia and Sumatra. They will learn about the importance of habitats for animals and people and discover the ways people value environments, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Students will investigate how people can use places and environments in a more sustainable way and how our choices impact on these places. The concepts discussed in this workshop can be strongly reinforced when visiting Tiger Trek at Taronga Zoo Sydney. 

What's involved

This workshop will be delivered in the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning Habitat Classrooms at Taronga Zoo Sydney and is also available at Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo. See below for further information.

At school

Begin an investigation into Australian and Sumatran environments; examine the unique features of the Australian and Sumatran habitats and the animals that depend on these environments.

At the Zoo

Taronga Zoo SydneyTaronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo
Explore Taronga's Asian and Australian trails and immerse yourself in the new Tiger Trek to encounter first-hand the rich habitat of Asian animals. Discover how your everyday actions can help protect local and Asian species. Meet a variety of Australian native animals and learn about their reliance on habitats for survival.Meet a variety of Australian native animals and learn about their reliance on habitats for survival. Discover exactly how critical it is that we care for these animals. Explore the unique relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have with the land and how making better choices protects natural resources and our wildlife.

Outcomes

Stage 2

  • GE2-1 examines features and characteristics of places and environments
  • GE2-2 describes the ways people, places and environments interact
  • GE2-3 examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments