To kick off October, our Coastcare Officers Mic and Alanah, along with our Communications Officer Phoebe visited the staff of Dongara District High School to present NACC NRM’s Coastal Curriculum Packages and their recently developed webpage!
The packages recently upgraded to their very own webpage, designed to make accessing curriculum activities easier and more efficient for the busy educators of our region. The webpage contains PDF and PowerPoint versions of all three packages available for free download, with introductions and ‘how to use’ information, as well as quick access links to student activities! Check it out here or via the NACC NRM website under Resources > School Resources > Coastal Curriculum Packages.
At the end of the recent school holidays, Mic, Alanah, and Phoebe took the teachers of Dongara District High School through the webpage and packages during a PD session. The team demonstrated how to navigate the packages, the diversity of the activities, and how they have been designed by educators to fit the curriculum objectives.
The three packages, developed in 2021, focus on coastal topics relevant to the Northern Agricultural Region. ‘Coastal Biodiversity’, ‘Protecting our Coastline’, and ‘Yued Aboriginal Connection to Coast’ explore the many plants, animals, and ecosystems along our coastline, how we can look after them, and the significance of land and sea to First Nations people. The packages and their activities are suitable for a range of different year groups and include hands-on research projects and relevant curriculum assessment pointers developed by the Western Australian School Curriculum and Standards Authority.
It was a great opportunity to introduce the packages and webpage to the wonderful teachers at DDHS, and we look forward to workshopping these curriculum packages to more schools around our region! If your school or class would like to know more, please reach out to our Coastcare Support Officers, Mic Payne and Alanah Campbell.
This project was made possible by funding from the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage’s Coastwest Grants Program, and the support of Bamford Consulting Ecologists and Nathan Ducker and Associates PL – Educational Consultants.