Kids vs Wild
The Warrumbungle National Park and surrounding areas has rich archaeological evidence of the Gamilaraay and other people’s occupation. In addition to examining the artefacts they used, this program attempts to study how they survived in the woodland environment.
Students will be introduced to the basic techniques and methods of digital photography and photo editing on an iPad.
Using an iPad shared between two, students wander around the unique Warrumbungle National Park around the WNPEEC including the plains, rugged cliffs and the creeks taking a portfolio of photographs that portray the special features of Nature. Students are also given solitude time in nature and develop a word bank.
Upon return back to the WNPEEC, students select a great photo to be printed and framed. They also make a montage of images and words to convey Nature’s Story, practising skills in visual literacy.
Printed images will be used to form a class collection for an environmnetal art appreciation session.
Mini-beasts – Survival of the Fittest
Students examine insect adaptations in a woodland ecosystem. They conduct a bug hunt in the Warrumbungle National Park and using microscopes (digital and light) students use iPads to write an e-book about adaptations of invertebrates. Students learn how to complete a scientific drawing using a digital drawing app on the iPad and also hand drawing. Students take home their scientific artwork for show and tell.
Birds and their Environment
Students examine bird habitats in the Warrumbungle National Park. The emphasis of this study is on the habitat requirements of different types of bird, the effects of climate, habitat change, diversity and adaptation. Students practise bird watching skills using binoculars and identification methods.