Discover some of our State’s most venomous, poisonous, parasitic and predatory species

Do you know which WA species are the ones to watch out for? Some of them might surprise you! While the big, scary and strong animals often spring to mind, some minute and irritating creatures are just as deadly. Although dangerous, most of these species aren’t out to get you – they’re just trying to survive!

Investigate venomous animals, poisonous plants, sharp and spiky species and those that spread disease.

These resources support the WA Curriculum: Science, HASS and English.


BONUS: includes activities, merit stickers and posters for your class


 

Click here to download to promotional poster for your staffroom


Take a photo, write a caption – and win!

Grab a camera, get outdoors and start photographing WA’s biodiversity – it could be as simple as some spring wildflowers or a neighbourhood magpie! Include a short caption with your photo and submit it all online.

Winners and their schools will share in almost $25,000 of cash prizes! Click here for further details.

What's Included?

Thanks to support from Chevron Australia, schools will not be invoiced.

Most schools* will automatically receive one class set inside the June 13, 20 & 27 editions of The Sunday Times (35 copies).

Includes activities, merit stickers and posters for your class.

Please allow one to two days for delivery. Orders must be placed by 10am on the Friday prior to first delivery date. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate back orders.

*CONTACT MEDIA EDUCATION TO ENQUIRE.

About

June 13: Poisonous

WA’s poisonous plants and animals are only a problem if they are swallowed, inhaled or touched. Discover why some species are poisonous and how they produce and use toxins to survive.

June 20: Venomous

Stings and bites can deliver dangerous toxins. Find out about WA’s venomous animals – how and why they produce venom, and how to stay safe around them.

June 27: Strong, sharp or stealthy

They don’t have poison or venom, but these species are ones to watch out for. Whether they see us as food, cause irritation or spread disease, it’s good to know what to avoid when exploring outdoors in WA.

 

Additional Resources

Celebrate WA’s amazing biodiversity through the camera lens.

Share in almost $25,000 of cash prizes!

Grab a camera, get outdoors and start photographing WA’s biodiversity – it could be as simple as some spring wildflowers or a neighbourhood magpie! Include a short caption with your photo and submit it all online.

It’s easy to enter!

  • DISCOVER: Find out about WA’s unique species, the threats they face and how people can help.
  • PLAY: Grab a camera and spend some time developing your photography skills.
  • EXPLORE: Get outside and capture the diversity of our state’s plants, animals and landscapes.
  • SHARE: Compose a captivating caption that highlights the biodiversity story of your favourite photo. This competition closes on September 24.

Click here for more information and to enter.