5 weeks until KTK Week!!!

Thanks to support from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Qantas and Sydney Airport, we have enjoyed getting out and about to visit schools in Victoria and New South Wales over the last few months to help students with their workshop preparation. With just over a month to go until Kids Teaching Kids Week, we know that school across the country busy finalising activities, creating props and practising with some guinea-pig audiences at school. We thought that this could be a good time for some inspiration from an event that has already happened this year!

In Term 2, students from Footscray City College hosted 100 local primary school students for an Environment and Sustainability Festival where they participated in a series of KTK workshops. The students will then refine one of these to run at the Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference in October. Here’s a quick run down on some of the workshops they ran during Term 2:

Aquaponics

Students learnt about what an aquaponics system needs to work. They did some water testing and had the opportunity to check out the system and the fish that make it work!

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Birds and bees

Students learnt about the interactions between different animals in the food chain. They created a food chain to look at who eats who and then played a game to look at the impact of changes like introduced predators in the environment.

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Pondlife

Students had an upclose and personal look at some of the creatures that inhabit the pond at the FCC’s Environmental Science Centre and classified different animals as herbivore, carnivore and omnivore. They then took part in a treasure hunt to learn some new facts about the plants and animals that live in a wetland.

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