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Fun Fact Sheet: Cleaning Station

There are many symbiotic relationships between organisms in the marine environment, which can have either beneficial or detrimental effects.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 24.07.2020

Fact Sheet: Mangroves

Mangrove forests are one of Australia's most geographically widespread ecosystems. They provide a crucial role in the protection of Australia's coastline as well as being vital for the biological health and productivity of Australia's coastal waters.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Intertidal rocky shores

Reefs provide a foundation for many plants and animals, supporting a great diversity of marine organisms that rely on the reef for food, protection, shelter and somewhere to reproduce. Reefs create a natural buffer to strong winds and waves that would otherwise erode the coastline.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Montgomery Reef

Montgomery Reef is like no other reef system on earth. Formed some 1.8 billion years ago, this ancient reef is recognised today as one of the most significant geological marine environments in the Kimberley.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 12.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Ord River

The East Kimberley is home to the impressive Ord River, a 650 kilometre long watercourse with an expansive catchment area of around 55,100 square kilometres.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 12.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Prince Frederick Harbour

Cruising along the coast, it can be difficult to fathom the true scale of the Kimberley, with thousands of islands, inlets, bays, rivers and creeks. It is not until you enter the huge bay of Prince Frederick Harbour that you are given a real appreciation for the dimensions of the Kimberley coast.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 12.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Rowley Shoals

Rowley Shoals is a coral garden of Eden, with shelf atolls, coral gardens and giant clams famed as pristine and surpassing some of Australia's better known reefs.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 08.05.2020

Lesson: Up high, down low

Students will design a habitat diorama based on a limestone reef, seagrass meadow, mangrove forest or coral reef.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 08.04.2020

Lesson: Preferred

Students will demonstrate that species or populations display a habitat preference and the available habitat will influence abundance.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 08.04.2020

Presentation: Habitat Protectors – Seagrass Meadows

This presentation is associated with the Lesson: Save our seagrass

Resource type: PresentationLast updated: 02.04.2020

Lesson: Learning limestone

Students will investigate the characteristics of limestone.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.02.2020

Lesson: Introduction to the Intertidal

Students will learn about the rocky intertidal zone, the organisms that live there, and the challenges they face to survive.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.02.2020

Presentation: The Intertidal Zone – a reef platform

This presentation is associated with the Lesson: Introduction to the intertidal

Resource type: PresentationLast updated: 05.02.2020

Presentation: Inhabiting the Intertidal

This presentation is associated with the Lesson: Meet the cast

Resource type: PresentationLast updated: 05.02.2020

Lesson: A mangrove ecosystem

Students will explore the function of a mangrove ecosystem through the construction of a storyboard.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 12.12.2019

Teacher Resource Sheet: Mangrove Scene

This Teacher Resource Sheet is associated with the Lesson: A mangrove ecosystem

Resource type: Teacher Resource SheetLast updated: 12.12.2019

Lesson: Mangrove creature feature

Students will investigate an animal or plant that depends upon mangroves for survival.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 11.12.2019

Lesson: What are mangroves?

This activity will introduce what mangroves are, their basic biology and where they are found.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 11.12.2019

Lesson: Coral Creations

Students will learn about the make-up of a coral reef and the symbiotic relationship that exists between coral and algae by making themselves a sweet treat.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 07.11.2019

Lesson: A day in the life of …

Students will choose an animal from the rock pool and write a description of a day in the life of that animal.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 07.11.2019

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