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Stage 6 Biology and EES: Depth Study – Wildlife at Risk

Year 11 Biology / Earth and Environmental Science Depth Study 

Outline

Biodiversity is not a luxury – it is a necessity. Global trends indicate wildlife population numbers are decreasing dramatically due to natural and human influences. Taronga’s Conservation Society is perfectly placed to engage students with depth studies.

Students will engage with Taronga’s scientists and experts to deepen their understanding of risks threatening populations and conservation efforts. Students will design initiatives that empower people to take action to reduce threats to wildlife and ecosystems. 

Zoo Excursions

  • Presentations / activities delivered by working scientists, keepers and teachers at the Zoo about human impacts (e.g. habitat loss, marine pollution, introduced species) and efforts to increase population numbers.
  • Data analysis from authentic research and conservation projects.
  • Exposure to technologies used in conservation science.
  • Animal encounters.

This excursion will contribute five hours to a depth study and can be complimented by the pre / post excursion activities.

Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding:

  • BIO11-10 describes biological diversity by explaining the relationships between a range of organisms in terms of specialisation for selected habitats and evolution of species
  • BIO11-11 analyses ecosystem dynamics and the interrelationships of organisms within the ecosystem
  • EES11-11 describes human impact on the Earth in relation to hydrological processes, geological processes and biological changes 

Working Scientifically:

  • Questioning and predicting BIO11-1 / EES11-1
  • Communicating BIO11-7 / EES11-7
  • Analysing data and information BIO11-5 / EES11-5
  • Problem solving BIO11-6 / EES11-6

Cost

  • $22 per student
  • 1 adult per 5 students – FREE
  • Additional adults - $36.50 

Dates

  • Tuesday 27 March 2018
  • Tuesday 5 June 2018 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Thursday 2 August 2018 - LIMITED SPACES

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For more information:

Call 02 9978 4578

Email education@zoo.nsw.gov.au