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Healthy Habitats to a Healthy Future

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  • St Michael's Lutheran Primary School
    6 Balhannah Rd, Hahndorf SA 5245, Australia

Students will be involved in investigations and hands-on engineering solutions to issues related to habitat protection and regeneration.  They will discover how the survival of a species can be greatly improved by humans understanding & protecting the habitat of the species.  They will learn that human action towards rehabilitating poor habitats and allowing regeneration of native wildlife leads to a more natural and balanced ecosystem, which benefits all species in the ecosystem.

Year 6 students will investigate how First Nation scientists protect habitats and species by methods such as indigenous fire management, to release seeds for germination.  They will investigate how scientists work together to protect and reintroduce species, such as the western quoll and Murray short-necked turtle. Year 4 and 5 students will research and identify real-world species habitat problems and then design and build model structures to protect that species.  Year 2 and 3 students will investigate how food and water are related to species survival, with a particular focus on native insects, including native bees.  Foundation and Year 1 students will observe and describe different types of seeds and investigate the importance of water in growing seeds into food.