Fauna (animals)

Waterbug poster

Use this poster to help students explore waterbugs – it has their sensitivity score.

It can be laminated (or similar) for reuse or printed and used as tick sheet for students.

You can use it to explore which areas the animals live in also! (Five habitats are marked on the poster).

  • Activity Sheet, All, Catchments, Fauna (animals), Guide/activity booklet, Poster, Suitable age group, Topics, Water bugs,
  • All Regions,

Carp Fact Sheet

Find out all the facts about the introduced fish species in this factsheet

  • All, Catchments, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Exploring the world of waterbugs: How to run a waterbug session with kids

This video takes you through the key steps of how to sample and look for macroinvertebrates (waterbugs) with your kids! Priya makes it simple for you to take testing to your school.

Don’t forget to contact your local Catchment Management Authority to see if you can borrow some equipment to run the testing with your group.

  • Fauna (animals), Teacher, Type, Video, Water bugs,
  • All Regions,

How to make a bug dial

Make your own bug dial so that you can look at individual bugs and the way they move, their tolerance, where they live and special features.

 

 

  • Activity Sheet, All, Catchments, Fauna (animals), Topics, Type, Water bugs, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Our platypus – information brochure (posters)

Information developed by Melbourne Water about monitoring for the platypus. Lots of great information and potential posters for the classroom.

  • All, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

Creating a frog friendly habitat

Find out all about how to create a frog friendly habitat

  • All, Catchments, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

Controlling carp fact sheet

Find out all about the FRDC’s plan for controlling carp – informative and interesting!

  • Catchments, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals), Teacher, Topics, Type, Upper Secondary, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

All about water bugs

Use this information and images about water bugs to put each of the water bugs into the correct habitat on the  in-stream-habitat-poster or play a game of snap!

 

 

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Game, Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Water bugs, Waterways,
  • All Regions,

River Detectives Manual – North Central – **new version coming for all regions soon

Download the sections of the teachers manual to guide you through a range of topics relating to Catchment Health:

 

Introduction to River Detectives Manual; Water Science; Homely Habitats and Homely Habitats Diagram; Story of a River; Getting Froggy; Salt Watch Week; Stormwater; Macroinvertebrates (waterbugs); Making macroinvertebrates

 

 

  • Catchments, Fauna (animals), Flora (plants), Guide/activity booklet, Suitable age group, Teacher, Topics, Type, Urban Water, Water bugs, Water Science, Waterways,
  • All Regions, North Central CMA,

Is your school a Resource Smart School?

By being a part of River Detectives you should check your Biodiversity module to tick off some extra areas!

  • Catchments, Estuaries, Fauna (animals), Flora (plants), Suitable age group, Teacher, Topics, Type, Waterways, Website,
  • All Regions,

Colouring sheet – Growling Grass Frog

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

Colouring sheet – Frog Life Cycle

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

Mindfulness Colouring Sheet – Frogs

  • Activity Sheet, All, Fauna (animals), Suitable age group, Topics, Type, Waterways,
  • All Regions, Melbourne Water,

Frog Information from the Amphibian Research Centre

Find out all about the frogs and where you can find them, how to encourage them to your area and some rules around frogs too – Frog Info here!

  • All, Catchments, Fact sheet, Fauna (animals),
  • Corangamite CMA,

Macro Sweep Sample

How do I run a sweep sample for my students?

 

FInd out how to sweep sample now!

  • Fauna (animals), Guide/activity booklet, Teacher, Water bugs, Waterways,
  • Corangamite CMA,

North Central CMA Region 3D map

See the highs and lows of the North Central region and everything in between!

  • All, Catchments, Fauna (animals), Flora (plants), Map, Waterways,
  • North Central CMA,

Nine days on Tang Tang Swamp

Watch environmental change occur over a period of nine days at a drying waterhole at a public wetland located in North Central Victoria.

  • All, Catchments, Fauna (animals), Video,