Core Programs: Middle Childhood

Home and Away

A study of bird migration Page 3 - Australian White Ibis reduce

The Canning River wetlands provide vital refuge for migratory birds, including the Greenshank, a wading bird who visits the area each season. Students investigate the flight path of these resilient birds, the survival challenges they face and the importance of wetland connectivity across continents.

$7 per student (incl. GST)
1.5 hours
WA Curriculum –
Sc | M | HASS | Lit | CCT | ER | Sust.
*This program can be adapted for Year 7 - Water in the World Unit


Doug the Darter

A local waterbird’s dice with death Page 3 - Doug the Darter reduce - Waste Net

Hear the ‘real life’ rescue story of Doug the Darter, a waterbird who became entangled in rubbish. This story highlights how waste enters our waterways and the impacts it can have on wildlife. Students participate in a rubbish survey and create their own waste net to display in their classroom.

$7 per student (incl. GST)
1.5 hours
WA Curriculum – Sc | HASS |Tech | Lit | CCT | ER | Sust.


Take a Dip

Exploring river ecosystemsPage 4 - Take a dip- Microscope reduce

This popular, interactive program provides students with the opportunity to sample and record the amazing and diverse macro-invertebrate communities that live in the Canning River. Students utilise field equipment to investigate the critical role of aquatic life in maintaining the health of wetland ecosystems.

*Classification, adaptations or food webs can be a focus on request.
*Also suitable for Year 7 – Biological Sciences

$7 per student (incl. GST)
1.5 hours
WA Curriculum – Sc | HASS | Lit | CCT | ER | Sust.


From Range to River

Page 4 - Range to River reduce - interactive wallThe story of our catchment

Where does the Canning River come from and where does it flow to? A big picture view of our waterways is presented as students interact with a 3-D model to consider the human impacts on the Swan-Canning River catchment, the consequences for living things and action people can take for sustainable change.

$7 per student (incl. GST)
1.5 hours
WA Curriculum – Sc | HASS | Lit | CCT | ER | Sust.

River Diaries

Revealing the river’s pastPage 5 -Historical Kent st weir reduced

Students glimpse into the past lives of those who lived and settled around the Canning River by investigating historical records such as maps, photos and diaries. Students participate in team games that highlight different community perspectives and how they have shaped the river over time.

*A FREE additional guided tour of historical Woodloes Homestead can be booked with this program. Tour only available Terms 1, 3 & 4.

$7 per student (incl. GST)
1.5 hours
WA Curriculum – Sc | HASS | Lit | CCT | A&TSI | ER | Sust.

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 - Young 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
WA Curriculum – Sc | Tech | M | HASS | Lit | CCT | IU | A&TSI | ER | Sust.