Primary & Secondary School resources

feral_focus

Feral Focus provides teachers with a web based education resource which explains the characteristics of pest animals and the complexities of dealing with them in Australia. This resource has been developed for high school students specifically years 8, 9 and 10.

It dispels the myth that a feral animal should be eradicated at any cost using any means available. Instead students learn and appreciate the complexities involved in addressing pest problem issues and understand the aim of pest animal management is to reduce pest damage to an acceptable level using an economically sustainable approach and employing animal welfare and environmentally sensitive techniques.

Feral Focus can be accessed at: https://www.feralfocus.org.au/


pest_tales

Pest Tales provides primary school teachers with a complete and up to date resource which highlights pest animal species in Australia, their impact and current ways of managing the damage they inflict on the environment, economy and people.

A list of lesson plans, activities and interactive scenarios present teachers with strong links to curriculum profiles. Pest Tales is designed specifically for year 5 and 6 students.

Pest Tales supports the progression of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in the classroom by providing several web-based scenarios which engage the student through problem solving strategies based on real life situations.

Pest Tales can be accessed at: https://www.pestales.org.au/

Last updated: December 24, 2014

PestSmart Connect is a toolkit of information on best practice pest animals management in Australia.