Today the Year 2 and 3 classes enjoyed a thoroughly informative visit from one of our regular visitors to St Emilie’s. Amy Krupa from SERCUL came to present a Frog Incursion. The students have been learning about life cycles with our main focus the life cycle of a frog. Amy came to tell us all about the 17 frog species that live in the Perth region. Two of the frogs – the Motorbike frog and the Slender Tree frog live most of their life cycle in trees. The remaining 15 Perth frogs live underground in burrows or on top of the ground.
The Year 2 students learned about the different frog species. Each team was given a frog sample in a jar and an information sheet. Their task was was to identify the size, colour, diet, noise and habitat of the specimen in their jar.
Amy invited each team of students to listen to a recording of the frog croaks. To conclude each team presented their findings to the class.
The Year 3 classes learned about the special breeding habits of the 17 different frog species. The students examined the different frog samples and read the information sheets and then recorded their findings on a worksheet.
Amy is a regular visitor to St Emilie’s and we enjoy learning about local wildlife from her and how to look after habitats and conserve our natural environment.