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Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre

Experience Engage Enable

Telephone02 9816 1298

Emailfieldofmar-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Animal house

Animal house incursion

Science and Technology, STEM, English, Maths

In this literacy, numeracy and multimodal focused Stage 2 incursion students will work in small teams to build nest boxes using a range of tools including tape measures and electric screw drivers.

Working mathematically and using multimodal texts running on iPads, students will investigate the habitat requirements of animals found in their local area and determine the types of species likely to inhabit their nest box.

This research is conducted using an interactive digital multimodal text created by the Field of Mars EEC. Each group will take notes for later creation of an information report on their target species and its habitat requirements.

One nest box will be given to each participating class for installation in the school grounds.

Location

Your school

Program details

Program cost

  • DoE school cost is $15 per student - GST free.
  • Non Gov school cost is $25 per student - GST free. Minimum charge $600.
  • Includes class nest boxes. 

Program timings

  • Maximum 3 sessions per day.
  • Session length 1.5 hours.

Program resources

  • Each class will keep a built nest box to place in a suitable habitat within the school.
  • Animal house program
  • This program is supported by a digital text Ringtail Possum. Available for free from Apple Books.