Exploring Australian Plants is a unique educational resource that is suitable
middle primary to lower secondary schools levels for whole class, group
or individual work.
The Teacher’s Guide and Activity Sheets provide some 72 pages of pre-video visit,
video-visit and post-video visit activities.
There are also Fact Sheets, suggestions for
use and a clear outline of anticipated learning outcomes.
The resource contains a DVD with four exciting segments:
My Home Among the Gum Trees
Explores a world of eucalyptus trees to investigate why koalas only live in certain parts of Australia; why they are fussy eaters; the impact of fire upon their bush land and what we can do to help protect their threatened habitat.
Mystery of the Dinosaur Tree
Takes us to Mount Annan Botanic Gardens to meet Ranger
David Noble who discovered Australia’s oldest tree
species, once thought to be extinct. Find out the story of
its discovery and why it is called the dinosaur tree.
Stories of the Boab Tree
Visits the Kimberley region of Western Australia to
discover how the boab came to Australia; what creatures
inhabit it branches and hollows; stories of the prison
tree and how Aboriginal people have used the tree over
thousands of years.
Sharing Wisdom and Knowledge –
Aboriginal Plant Use
Takes us to Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of
Australia to meet two very special people. Explore this
unique environment, find out about Aboriginal plant use
and witness an ancient ceremony involving a young man
learning Aboriginal culture and the special relationship
his people have with the plants and animals.
Exploring Australian Plants DVD and Teacher's Resource Book costs $77.00 (including GST) and can be purchased by visiting www.ryebuck.com.au/shop.