We have had an amazing day exploring the Perth Zoo, and meeting its inhabitants. To consolidate the knowledge we have gained through our Guided Inquiry unit of ‘Sustainability’, we visited the zoo. We attended a workshop with a zoo keeper, named Rob, who taught us about the Western Australian forest, and helped us to realise the devastating effects humans can have on the environment. We discussed many different ways we could help sustain our environment, including taking care of the animals too! We discovered that all of these ideas together make our very own ‘Conservation Management Plan’. We also got the chance to feel the scaly, soft skin of ‘Ginger’, the Western Shingleback Skink, more commonly known as a ‘Bobtail’. Check out some of the ideas from our Conservation Plan below, as well as some action shots of the day.
You could get some more seeds and plant them. – Alexia
Be aware of the animals and plants in your area. – Laura
You could use the branches that have already fallen down instead of cutting down the trees. – Lucia
Make the roads go around the trees instead of cutting them down. – Ethan
Put animal signs out so people could be more aware of animals in the area. Then people could slow down on the roads near the animals. – Ella
We could put special passageways for animals to cross the roads. – Max
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