Core Programs: Adolescence

Reflections on the Canning

A historical study of human impacts on a river systemPage 6 - Reflections - Aerial map reduce

How has the Canning River changed? Students examine historical records to reflect on past uses of the local catchment and the consequences on the ecology of the river over time. Students consider current water quality management practices and an example of wetland restoration.
*Program can include a walk to Wharf St wetland

$7 per student (incl. GST)
1.5 hours
WACE - Geography ATAR Unit 3/Unit 4. General Unit 1/Unit 2
*Can be adapted for Year 10 HASS - Geography


Testing Testing H20Page 7 - Testing Testing H2O reduce

A comparison of water quality

The Kent Street Weir on the Canning River provides a unique location to compare two river systems. Students utilise field equipment to assess pH, salinity, turbidity, dissolved oxygen and nutrient levels both upstream and downstream of the Weir. Water quality data is discussed in terms of the impacts on aquatic life and the long term management of the Canning River.

$7 per student (incl. GST)
1.5 hours
WACE - Biology ATAR Unit 1/General Unit 2 | Integrated Science ATAR Unit 2/General Unit 1
Geography ATAR Unit 3/General Unit 1.
*Can be adapted for Yr 9 – Biological Sciences


SIGNALs in the Stream

An ecological snapshot of river health  Page 7 SIGNALS reduce - older kids

Using the SIGNAL model as an assessment tool, students gain an indication of water quality in the Canning River by sampling and classifying aquatic macro-invertebrates. Results are discussed within a broader framework of sustainable water management within the Swan-Canning River catchment.

$9 per student (incl. GST)
2 hours
WACE - Biology ATAR Unit 1/General Unit 2 | Integrated Science ATAR Unit 2/ General Unit 1
Geography ATAR Unit 3/General Unit 1.

Djarlgarra Yarning K - Y12 2017 Dates

Canning River Stories’ 

The Nyoongar people’s strong connection with the wetlands and rivers that flow across the Swan Coastal Plain forms the basis for much of their culture, spirituality, and identity. Follow the footsteps of the Nyoongar people to experience first-hand how the resources provided by the land and river were traditionally used and how the seasons dictated their availability and sustainable use.  Page 8 - Djarlgarra reduce - older kids

*This program is adapted to each year level based on WA Curriculum content.

Term 1 Wk 10 - April 3, 4, 5
Term 2 Wk 5 - May 22, 23, 24
Term 3 Wk 7 - Aug 28, 29, 30
Term 4 Wk 4 - Oct 30 & 31, Nov 1

9.30am - 11.30am or 12.00pm - 2.00pm

$9 per student (incl. GST)
2 hours
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