Discover the native creatures that inhabit your backyard and local area

WA’s native plants and animals have been impacted by rapid changes to the environment since the arrival of Europeans. Urbanisation has seen some local species thrive, while others have suffered from loss of habitat and the proliferation of domestic and invasive species.

From Motorbike Frogs to magpies, and bobtails to bats, find out about the native creatures that live near you, and how you can make them feel at home.

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

What's Included?

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

Most schools* will automatically receive one class set inside the May 5, 12 & 19 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 at least five business days prior to delivery date. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate back orders.

*CONTACT MEDIA EDUCATION TO ENQUIRE.

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May 5: Who are the creatures in your neighbourhood?

Local parks, urban bushland, wetlands and other spaces are havens for native wildlife, while things like rubbish and roads can be a catastrophe. Which species are thriving in your local community, and do they belong?

May 12: Backyard buddies

Find out how to make habitats at home for local native species, and how to keep them safe from pets, pesticides and people.

May 19: Helping urban wildlife

What can be done to help our native species that have been impacted by urbanisation and other threats? Find out about the guardians of wild spaces and wildlife, and what you can do to help.

 

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 27.

Entries open Term 2. Click here for more information and to enter.

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